Auburn University Veterinarian Offers Tips for Adopting a Cat

| July 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

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By Auburn University

Summer is a great time to consider adding a feline friend to the household. Dr. Diane Delmain of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine says cats are delightful, playful companions that can provide years of loving friendship, but there are several things to consider to help find the right cat.

Q: Why adopt a shelter cat?

Diane Delmain: Evidence shows that cats actually bond more strongly to their people than dogs, but express this more subtly. While purebreds sometimes wind up in shelters, most adoptees will be regular domestic cats, which tend to be healthier, overall. Feline adoption rates are lower than that of dogs, and it is personally rewarding to adopt a cat knowing that this changes the cat’s outcome so positively.

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