When your new kitten arrives, your aim will be to make them feel safe and protected. Although you may not realise it, there are a number of dangers in your home, and certain oversights that could jeopardise your kitten’s safety. However, by preparing and adopting some simple habits, you’ll be able to protect your kitten once they arrive.
Preparing your home for your new kitten
There are a number of things you can do to help keep your kitten safe:
- Put away small and sharp objects - Items such as elastic bands, drawing pins and needles should be put away to avoid your cat getting injured.
Your kitten won't go outside initially, however you need to make sure that your garden is safe and ready for when they do.
Toxic Plants - Inside and outside the home
Instinctively, kittens will not eat toxic plants but it’s safest to avoid contact in their environment. For a full list of toxic plants consult your vet, however, some of the most common toxic plants found in and around the home are:
By carrying out a number of checks in advance and getting your home ready in the right way, you can help your kitten be safe and comfortable in their new environment.