There are many factors to consider when thinking of getting a new cat such as the environment it will be living in, as well as budgeting for food, medications and insurance, amongst other things. Having everything you need ready will help provide a stress free transition.
Here is a list of some essentials for your new cat:
- Comfortable bedding
- Litter tray(s)
- Scratching post
- Food/water bowls
- Small selection of toys
- Quick release collar
- Calming products to help them settle in such as a pheromone or herbal based diffuser
There are many different decisions you will have to make when it comes to getting a new cat/kitten. Researching what type of food to feed them and comparing insurance prices are just two of them. Setting up your home in advance of your new arrival will help provide a less stressful transition. This includes setting up a safe place for them to settle into and keeping them away from any other pets in the house for the first few weeks is advisable to avoid any unnecessary stresses, gradually exposing them to each other over time. Pop into the surgery and ask reception for a copy of Finding Your Perfect Cat.
We are always here to support and advise pet owners, so please feel free to ask us about anything pet related that you have questions or concerns about.