What to know before bringing home your kitten


Congratulations on deciding to share your heart and home with a furry bundle of joy. Now for the fun part, preparing yourself financially and figuring out which pup is best for you. This blog will cover everything you need to know before bringing home your baby kitten.

Breed Matters

Learning about different breeds can help with your selection. The breed can give you an idea of size and personality. For example Maine Coons can grow the size of a medium dog and because of this many pet parents take them for walks with a secure harness. If you’re renting, discuss with your landlord the pet policy so there won’t be any surprises later on.

Kitten vs. Adult Cat

Most people like to opt for a kitten because their so cute and fun to watch grow-up however adult cats are just as adorable and fun. Regardless of the their age, all cats want love and companionship. So don’t automatically rule out an older cat.

Pet Supplies

Once you’ve figured out what breed is best for you,  make a list of supplies to purchase such as  proper litter, food, treats, etc. that is size appropriate. Don’t forget poop scooper! Note brand of food is really important to your cat’s health so picking his or her food shouldn’t be random. For more information on this read our previous blog, Know how to shop for the best dog food

Pet Insurance

Yes there is a such a thing and yes you need this because medical bills for kittens are just as expensive as yours. But keep in mind that pet insurance doesn’t work like people insurance. Most of them only reimburse a certain percentage (60%-100%) after you have already paid the vet. But the coverage is good to have especially for emergencies.  coverage, reimbursement amount, and price differs depending on company but most are affordable. Many offer quotes for free. You can also use pet insurance for routine things such as vaccinations and dental cleaning.

Another option is Care Credit, a credit card specifically for pet medical bills, it basically works like a regular credit card so you must have good credit. Along with picking the best insurance company you need to also find the best vet for you. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions or bring up any concerns that you may have. At the appropriate age have your pet spayed or neutered, it’ll make them more healthy, happy and less likely to run away. Insurance covers this as well.

Litter Training

As  long as you have the right litter, your cat will be litter train automatically. Just sit Whiskers in the box and allow him to sniff. Boom, your cat is litter trained. For more litter training tips see our Common Liter box mistakes blog.

Cat Care

While your working hard eight hours of day, you need some one to care for your cat. Consider hiring a professional. Your cat care provider will play, clean litter box, spoil with cuddles and more. So you can be worry free during the day and come home to a happy fur baby. Need a  pro and want to learn more? Contact us, NOLAs Finest Pet Care by filling out form below.

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