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6 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat

Senior cats (who are 7+ years old) are often overlooked by potential adopters who are wooed by their younger, more playful, kitten-faced counterparts at adoption events. While senior cats may not be the right choice for, say, a household full of rowdy children, they can be the perfect addition to a quiet home. Read on to find out how a senior cat may be the right choice for you.

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1. Already spayed or neutered
A cat who has made it to seniorhood has likely already been spayed or neutered. This means no surprise kittens, of course, but there are additional benefits to spaying and neutering too. A spayed female will be less prone to mammary cancer and will be naturally immune to tumors on her reproductive tract (because the reproductive tract will be gone). A neutered male is less likely to exhibit behavior problems such as aggression and spraying.

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