Adopting an older cat
There may come a time in your life when you feel like something, or someone is missing. Perhaps you’re lonely and want some company in the evenings, or maybe your children are pleading to get a furry friend to play with. Cats make great family pets or solo companions and are therefore a great option.
As older cats need less supervision, they are great for those who have a busy lifestyle and are only home in the evenings.
Many people would choose to adopt a kitten – but in fact, there are many reasons for choosing to an adopt an adult cat. Whiskas looks at the benefits of adopting an older cat…
Introducing a new cat
Bringing a new cat home should be carefully considered. With careful preparation, you can make the process of introducing a new cat smooth and simple.
If you already have pets, think about how they might get on with the new cat in terms of character and temperament.
Whiskas offers advice and top tips on how to introduce a new cat to the family…
When is a cat a senior cat?
When your cat reaches the age of seven, you probably won’t notice much different about the way she behaves. After all, most cats live until they’re 13–17. Besides, your cat’s probably still active, healthy, and just as independent and curious as ever!
Don’t think of her as a golden oldie – instead, tell yourself she’s entering the prime of her life!
Even though she doesn’t really seem to be getting old, by the time your cat reaches seven years of age, her nutritional needs will be changing. However, with the right diet, you can slow down – or even prevent – some of the health issues that may crop up as the years go by, and continue to give your cat the care you’ve provided throughout her life so far.
How To Cope With Your Cat Dying
Like most cat-owners, you probably see your feline friend as a member of your family. So, when she finally passes away, you’ll experience a very real sense of grief.
Don't suppress any of these feelings – they're quite natural.
Allow yourself to feel this pain, which is absolutely normal, but also remember that time is a great healer.