Choosing the Right Cat for Your Family

Choosing the Right Cat for Your Family

June marks the height of kitten season, which means there are loads of litters just waiting to be adopted. So, that’s why the month of June has also been designated Adopt-A-Cat Month to encourage cat ladies, cat guys, cat people, and cat families to visit their local animal shelters and bring home a kitten, an adult cat, or two (or more).
When you choose to adopt a cat, however, it’s important to know what you and your family are looking for, so that you can choose a new pet that will fit right into your family.

Top 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Cat for Your Family

1. Children or Other Pets

Kittens are fairly adaptable, and given the right encouragement and protection, they can adapt to just about any family. However, older cats have more established personalities. Before bringing one home, find out whether a cat is good with children, other cats, or dogs if you have any in your household.

2. Age

Before adopting, consider what age of pet you want to adopt. There are plenty of kittens, adult cats, and senior cats looking for homes. Cats of all ages have plenty of love and playfulness to offer.

3. Personality

Anyone who spends any time around cats knows that they all have distinctive personalities – just like people. Generally, cats can be divided into two personality types: greeters who are outgoing and friendly and those who are shy at first. Before choosing a cat to bring home, spend some time getting to know them first.

Establish Your Pet's Care With Compassion Animal Hospital

If you decide to adopt a new pet during Adopt-a-Cat Month (or any time of the year), we welcome you to establish care with Dr. Cooper at Compassion Animal Hospital in Woodland Park. We provide personalized wellness and preventative veterinary care for cats and dogs. To learn more, contact us today.

Why You Should Adopt A Senior Pet

Why You Should Adopt a Senior Pet

With their graying fur and quiet temperaments, senior dogs and cats often get overlooked in animal shelters. However, deciding to take a chance and adopt a senior pet is often one of the most rewarding choices prospective pet owners can make. Whether you’re looking for a new cat or dog to bring home, we suggest you consider a senior for the following reasons.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Senior Pet


1. Trained and Socialized

Senior pets are usually already trained and socialized. This means they come home having already been housebroken and teethed. Your senior pet will be ready to fit right in with the rest of your family and friends.

2. Less Demanding

Puppies and kittens have loads of energy and require a lot of work, training, and attention. Although senior pets like to get plenty of attention, too, they won’t be quite as demanding as a brand-new baby pet.

3. Fewer Surprises

When you adopt a puppy or kitten, there’s always a chance they could develop an unexpected health problem. When you adopt a senior pet, however, you’ll already know most of the pet’s medical history and needs.

4. Still So Much Fun

Senior pets – especially dogs – still love to play games and learn tricks. They’re eager to interact with and please their human family members. So, you’ll have loads of time to teach your rescue pet new commands and playtime activities.

5. You Can Be a Hero

When you choose a senior pet, you’re picking a pet that might otherwise not get adopted and end up spending a lot of time living in an animal shelter. When you bring home a senior dog or cat, you’ll be a hero who provides an older animal with the loving home, companionship and care they deserve throughout their golden years.

Learn All About Senior Pet Care With Our Woodland Park Veterinarian

At Compassion Animal Hospital, we tailor care to meet each of our patient’s individual needs. For senior pets, this means specialized nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, frequent health screenings, and wellness and preventative care designed to keep your cat or dog feeling happy, healthy, and energetic, well into his or her golden years.
To learn more about senior pet care or to schedule an appointment for your recently adopted senior pet, we welcome you to contact Compassion Animal Hospital in Woodland Park today.