What to Expect from Your New Feline Family Member

Felines are creatures of habit. Imagine trying to learn new people as well as a new household, new routines, and new rules. Cats are also territorial creatures who like to leave their scent to mark their territory (all that rubbing against chair legs). They like to patrol their environment and know every nook and cranny. Some cats adjust more readily to change while others take some time to transition into a new home.

To help you prepare for kitty to come home and, just as important, yourself and your family for what to expect during the first days and weeks as your new feline friend becomes a part of your household and your family, please review the following guidelines.