1. Becoming a Cat Owner
1. Email CatComm
to see if there are any open spots.
2. Read through the DormCon Cat Policy
3. Make sure the incoming cat has up to date vaccine and health records.
4. Fill out all required forms
and have them signed by CatComm.
5. Follow up with CatComm and the House Manager within the week to ensure the forms have been processed.
6. YAY! KITTY!
2. Vets and Medical Emergencies
It is recommended you bring your cat to the vet twice a year. Now, as college students, I know that may not be possible-- it is both a time commitment and a financial commitment. However, by taking on a cat, you have taken on a responsibility. Try to bring your cat to the vet at least once a year, for a physical and dental cleaning.
Because your pet does not brush their teeth, they need your help to take care of them. (Bad dental care can leave the cat in pain, and can affect their ability to eat. If your pet needs its teeth pulled, it's going to be expensive-- just like for humans. Remember, 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' ) The vet's dental cleaning is crucial, but by feeding your pet special food once a day you can help their teeth. I recommend Science Diet Oral Care (or, well, my vet does.) Come to me (Claire) if you have any questions or want to borrow some food to see if your cat likes it!
Here are some vets:
665 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02215
158 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
If you have an emergency, the MSPCA has a 24-hour hospital. They have some numbers you should call to notify them that you are on your way-- please click on the link below for that information. If you have an emergency during the night, you may want to rent a Zipcar, or ask a GRT for help.
350 South Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
He belongs to Marc-- in Towers.
She belongs to Claire-- in Towers.
He belongs to Marisa-- in Suite 233.
She belongs to Keren-- in 4WAR.
She belongs to Zach-- in 2HNC.