June is Adopt-a-Cat Month

Every June, veterinarians and other animal professionals around the US want to spread awareness of stray cats during Adopt-a-Cat month. This month also marks the height of “kitten season,” where millions of kittens are born and often end up in shelters. Celebrating Adopt-a-Cat Month allows us to share helpful tips, including the necessary resources you need for a new cat, as well as integrating them into your everyday routine.


Choose a Cat with a Personality that Compliments Yours

Cats are some of the most expressive and personality-driven pets, so it’s important to find one that you get along with right off the bat. There are cats that are more active and playful, as well as some that are more reserved and easygoing. Don’t be afraid to ask anyone at the adoption center about the different cats and see how they can help you find the best one for you and your home.


Budget and Set Aside Funds for Short- and Long-Term Costs of Your Cat

Visits to the vet, medications, and unexpected emergencies can burn a hole in your wallet faster than you may realize, so it’s important to set aside some funds for these situations. Make sure you ask the adoption center if there are any services or treatments that your cat needs or may already have so you can plan accordingly, depending on your income and current savings.


Looking for more helpful tips before you adopt a cat this month? Give Mandarin Animal Hospital a call today at (904) 731-5341 and we’ll be happy to help.