Coming in a very close second spot for the animal Australians take home to be the family pet is the cat. The popular choice is a dog, but cats have been loved by many people for a long time now and they are a little easier to take care of. Many people love cats because of their independence and their ability to take care of themselves when you are not there. Dogs, on the other hand need constant attention and looking after and for some pet owners, this is too much. Maybe they don’t have the time or the energy to take care of a dog and so a cat seems to be the logical choice.
Before bringing any new animal home, you need to make sure that it has the right pet insurance. However, many people ask ‘what is the best pet insurance in Australia?’ and the answer is to ask your friends, look at the online reviews and see what people are saying. There will always be one popular pet insurance company to rise to the surface and that may be the one that you need to choose. Whatever one that you decide on, you now have the peace of mind knowing that if your new pet gets sick or is involved in an accident, then your policy has it covered.
Bringing a new kitten home requires quite a lot of preparation and we will look at some of those necessary preparations here today.
- A kitten needs what is referred to as a ‘safe room’ and this is an area where the new addition to the family can stay in safety while it figures out all the new sounds and smells around the house. This is especially important if you have any other pets around the house like dogs or other cats. The space can be any size, but it must be somewhere that can be sealed to stop other animals entering. This will give your kitten the best start to its new life in your home.
- This is all very new to your new kitten, so it needs somewhere to hide and figure things out. Maybe a box or a chair with some material draped over it would be perfect. If you have gotten a particularly shy cat, then don’t keep it in a room where it can hide under things like a sofa or a bed. You need to be able to interact with your cat until it gets used to you and its surroundings.
- All kittens and cats need what is called a scratching post and if you don’t get one for your new pet, then you will regret not doing so. Cats like to scratch and nobody really knows why, but if it doesn’t have a post to scratch, then your furniture will be the next logical choice. Get one and safe your furniture while you can.
Bringing a kitten home is a big deal, so make sure that you get the pet insurance first and then the other things listed above. This way you will have a much easier life with your new addition.