Do indoor cats need company?
Although cats have a reputation as solitary animals, they are social creatures and can thrive on forming close bonds with other creatures. Certain changes in behavior, such as irregular sleeping, eating, or grooming habits, may indicate that a cat is lonely and could benefit from some feline companionship.
What protection do indoor cats need?
Besides the kitten vaccination series, the American Association of Feline Practitioners recommends that all adult indoor cats be vaccinated against feline distemper (FLVP), rabies, and feline leukemia (based on exposure risk).
Is it unfair to have an indoor cat?
But is denying cats 'the outside' also cruel? The bottom line is most cats can be totally happy living indoors – but owners need to put in the effort to provide for their environmental and behavioural needs.
Does an indoor cat need flea and tick protection?
But even if you're keeping your cat indoors, it's important to not skip flea and tick prevention. Fleas are tiny but powerful. They use their strong back legs to jump onto pets—and humans—as they walk by. Fleas also multiply rapidly; when feeding on a host animal, a single flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day.
Do indoor cats need Fvrcp vaccine?
The FVRCP vaccine is one of two core vaccines our vets give our feline patients. Core vaccines are shots that are strongly recommended for all cats regardless of whether they live indoors or venture outdoors.
Do indoor cats need flea and worm treatment?
Because fleas can carry worms, your indoor cat should be wormed as well. It's better to be safe than sorry, and both flea and worm treatment is easy and safe, whereas elimination of parasites once they have taken hold can be more complicated. A regular flea and worm treatment regime will keep your cat – and you!
Do indoor cats need parasite prevention?
It's important to note that even indoor cats need parasite prevention since there are many ways parasites can enter your home, such as via insects. All kittens require a schedule of parasite treatments since they are at increased risk. Adult cats also require regular treatment based on individual risk factors.
Do cats need to have insurance?
Indoor cats are at high risk of many common feline diseases, such as dental and urinary issues. Young kittens are especially accident-prone and can benefit significantly from having an accident-only pet insurance plan in place. Illness may be more common in older cats, but unfortunately, they can occur in younger cats.
Is cat insurance mandatory in UK?
Is pet insurance a legal requirement? While, since 2016, it's been a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped, there's no law to say you must have pet insurance for your dog, cat, or any other kind of pet. It's entirely your decision whether to take out a policy.
Can I take my cat to the vet if I have no money?
If your pet needs services that are beyond your financial means and you have exhausted all options, speak with your veterinarian. They may have a pet fund available. Hospitals have created these funds to help owners experiencing financial difficulty.
Is pet insurance in Australia worth it?
It's definitely worth considering. Common pet injuries can be more expensive than you probably think. The most common pet insurance cover on the market will provide insurance cover for your dog or cat. But you can also find cover out there for fish, birds, small mammals and even reptiles.