Benefits of Adopting a Senior Cat

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month! We know, kittens are adorable, but older felines also have their charms. In fact, you may find that a kitty in her golden years makes an absolutely purrfect little pet! Read on as a Lexington, KY vet lists some key reasons to consider adopting a senior cat. 

No Training Needed

Cats are quite independent, and don’t need much training. (Actually, some kitties train their humans, rather than it being the other way around.) However, older furballs already know how to use the litterbox without tracking food everywhere. They’ve also mastered the basics of being feline, like how to groom themselves and how to work all those claws and teeth.


Cats are generally known for being neat. However, just like toddlers, kittens can be a bit messy. They may track litter out of their boxes, and may not have quite gotten the hang of grooming themselves yet. This isn’t usually an issue with older felines.

Fluffy Is Adorable

Senior cats are just as lovable as kittens in their own way. Many of them are little cuddlebugs, who just want to snuggle with their humans. Fluffy is also pretty adorable when she’s sprawled out in a sunbeam or just sleeping!

Fewer Shenanigans

If you’ve ever had a baby cat, you know that Fluffy’s terrible twos can make for quite a bit of pet parenting. Kitten owners are constantly plucking their little furballs off curtains, pulling them out of cabinets, and generally just rescuing them from mischief. Older cats are much calmer and less prone to mischief. Your pet will probably be more interested in napping than in playing golf, hockey, or soccer with your belongings, or pouncing on your toes. 


Kitties have a reputation for being aloof, but that isn’t really fair. Fluffy gets very attached to her humans! Your furry pal will know that you’ve done something to help her. She may show her appreciation in some super cute ways, like purrs and cuddles. It’s also rewarding in and of itself just to know that you’ve saved an innocent animal. Giving a sweet, older feline a second chance may be just as life-changing and beautiful for you as it is for her!

Please contact us, your Lexington, KY vet clinic, for all of your senior pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re dedicated to offering great veterinary care.

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