Another prospective problem is if there are any other pets in the house. A dog could be a problem because it is not possible to judge the reaction of the other animal towards the new entrant into its territory. It will be best served if the dog is kept on a leash initially and is properly introduced to the cat.
If the cat can leave and enter whenever it likes, it is imperative that a cat door is installed before the pet is brought into the house. Keep the door locked for the first few days. Open it once the cat gets accustomed to the place.
Choosing the right litter box could be a tricky job because the cat will not like just any litter box that you offer. It has to feel and smell right. It could mean multiple trips to the local pet specialty retailer. The dimensions of the litter box must correspond to the size of the cat.
Cleaning the litter box is very important as an unclean one can be a breeding ground for bacteria and other insects. The usage of disinfectants could result in the cat never using it again because of the smell. Ideally, it should be scrubbed clean with soap and water.
Clipping the claws is necessary because it will prevent the cat from injuring itself on anyone else. However, this is not a simple task because there is a vein called the quick that grows in the claw. Cutting this would lead to bleeding. It must be done with a lot of care, using clippers that are recommended by the vet.
The choice of vet must be made prior to the arrival of the pet. Ideally, the vet should take personal interest in the cat, and must be situated at a convenient location in case of an emergency. It would help to go to the vet that is the most preferred by people living in the neighborhood.