Keeping your cat safe
Cats are curious creatures and many would happily roam your neighbourhood if given the opportunity. Unfortunately, this puts native wildlife at risk and your cat could get lost, annoy your neighbours, or be injured by other animals or vehicles.
So keep your cat inside your home or in a specialised enclosure, especially at night. Cats are typically sedentary and they are at very little welfare risk from being confined, so long as their environment needs are met. This includes exercise through play and exposure to sunlight through windows or fly screens.
How often should I take my cat to the vet?
It’s recommended to take your feline friend to see a veterinarian at least once a year for a check-up, even if they seem happy and healthy.
Vet visits are also essential to keep your cat up to date with vaccinations, which increase immunity against a range of diseases that would impact your pet's health. Your veterinarian will recommend a vaccination schedule unique to your cat based on their lifestyle and environment.
If you suspect your cat may be sick or injured, take them to the vet immediately.
Is cat insurance worth it if I have an indoor cat?
Being indoors doesn’t protect cats from health problems like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, and more. And indoor cats can have accidental injuries or ingest things they shouldn’t. Thanks to veterinary medical advances, there are more treatment options than ever, but these can be expensive. Pet insurance for cats is a great way to help budget for your cat’s health care in case of illness or emergencies.