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After Adoption

YOU’VE ADOPTED A NEW PET! WHAT TO DO NOW?

If you feel your animal is having a medical issue within the first few weeks please email us at admin@easternontariocats.com. We will not cover vet bills after adoption but if there is a medical issue, we want to be notified right away. We may be able to ask our vet clinic that saw the pet, and help advise you on what to do next.

We may have given you a lot of information during your adoption! Here is some key things to remember:

1) UPDATE OWNER INFORMATION

Your cat will have been microchipped. There are two common microchip companies. You can create an account online or call them to let them know you are the new owner and make sure all your information is correct and up to date. Remember to also do this any time you have a change in numbers or address.
EIDAP https://www.eidap.com/contact-us/
24Pet Watch https://www.24petwatch.com/ca/Default

2) SECURE YOUR VET RECORDS

This is something we don’t always have ready at adoption. Thankfully we can always email you a copy of a spay or neuter certificate, and any vaccines the vet may have done. In rare cases when an animal was surrendered previously, we may not have a spay/neuter certificate, but a vet has told us this animal is already fixed. Again, if you have any questions about this please call Johanna at 613-772-0354  Take a photo of the medical history form we gave you. We don’t keep a copy so it is a great idea to store an image of this on your phone.

3) VACCINATIONS & DE-WORMING

Your medical history will tell you when your pet was vaccinated and de-wormed. Often this is when they first come into care. We do this at the rescue so we use our own paper form. The stickers from the vaccine vials are on this paper.


Kittens get vaccinated at 6 weeks and one month later.  (or on intake if older than 6 weeks). We typically have kittens long enough to do both shots, however in some cases the adopter may be responsible for the second vaccination/rabies (or booster).


For adult cats we vaccinate on intake. You will vaccinate a year later for their annual check up.

We de-worm our animals with Strongid when they are small and then again with Milbemax when they're older or adults. These are much more comprehensive de-wormers. De-worming is an ongoing process you can talk to your vet about. It is not just once, and never again. We also use topical anti-parasitic treatment like revolution, which we would note on your record.

We do not do dental cleaning, only emergent dental care when suggested by the vet. We do not do x-rays, blood work or any other vet work unless recommended by our vet clinic. Animals are given a basic check up to ensure they are ready for sedation/anesthetic and a spay or neuter surgery.

4) ALLOW YOUR PET TIME TO ADJUST

Secure your animal. New pets often run away. This can be devastating for new pet owners.  When you open the door, secure your pet first. We have had countless stories of pets who slipped out the door. We recommend cats and kittens be kept in a room for 2 weeks to allow for settling into their new home. Watch their stool. When switching food or even from the nerves of being in a new home you can expect your new pet to have loose stool. Please call or email us if you have any questions about this. 

Remember that the animal you adopted will evolve as they get comfortable. Give them time to adjust.

5) RIGHT OF REFUSAL

If you ever decide you don’t want your pet, in your contract, it states Eastern Ontario Cats has first right of refusal. Please contact us first. If you are having issues we recommend talking to your veterinarian or our adoption team to help.

After you Adopt: Welcome
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