The Doctors meet Claude, a sphynx cat with special needs and we detail what to consider when deciding to adopt a pet with special needs.
Owner Nicole tells us that her loving cat also has severe separation anxiety and is neurologically delayed. One special trait of Claude's is his love of carpet, and he loves to be dragged across it by Nicole and her husband. The cat will also ask houseguests to partake in his favorite pastime.
Before adopting a pet with special needs, The Doctors recommend the following:
- Do plenty of research on what the prospective pets' special needs are and how you will need to adjust your care for the animal.
- If you are unsure about committing long-term to a special needs pet, fostering can be a great option.
- Examine whether the special needs pet will require more financial resources.
- Also, consider the time and energy you will need to dedicate to the animal.