Helping your cat settle into a new home

Helping your cat settle into a new home

It’s certainly no secret to cat owners, that sometimes cats can feel uncomfortable in new or unfamiliar surroundings. If you are introducing your cat to your new home, then it is important to take it slow and control your cat’s exposure to the new stimulus. When introducing your cat to a new home, try to create one room in your home where you can let the cat out of their travel crate and allow them to explore these new surroundings at their own pace.

Ensure that the doors and windows are closed to eliminate them escaping the area and place familiar items such as blankets or toys around the room.

Another great tip is to utilise a Feliway diffuser. Feliway diffusers are a fantastic way to create a peaceful and calming environment which can make adjusting to new stimuli less stressful for cats. Cats communicate through natural pheromones and the diffuser works in much the same way as a regular fragrance diffuser, spreading this comforting pheromone message in the cat’s environment.

Just screw the pheromone vial into the Feliway diffuser and plug it into an electrical socket and leave to diffuse the pheromone continuously. Ensure that the diffuser isn’t blocked by cupboards or doors to allow for complete permeation of the new environment.

As your cat begins to adjust to the new environment over the course of several days, start to introduce them to more and more rooms in your house and monitor their behaviour. You can even utilise multiple diffusers to create that comforting environment throughout the house.

By controlling your cat’s environment and using a Feliway Diffuser you can decrease the time it takes to get your cat use to their new surroundings, which means more time enjoying your pet’s company.

Helping your cat settle into a new home

How does Quarantine work and what do I need to know?

In Australia we are lucky to be free of many insidious diseases that affect dogs and cats and Australia’s animals have some of the healthiest conditions in the world. In order to keep Australia’s dogs and cats free from unwanted medical problems Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water resources work hard to protect our animals.

While many may picture quarantine as an unpleasant environment for their pet and a very long stay at that, this common misconception couldn’t be farther from the truth.

The quarantine period is only 10 days for all countries except for travellers from New Zealand, Norfolk and Coco’s Islands (for travellers coming from these countries there are no quarantine requirements). During their entire stay in quarantine, every animal is treated with love and respect. Each dog and cat has their own private room equipped with heating and air conditioning with access to an attached sheltered outdoor run. When a pet needs that little bit of extra time to stretch their legs, there is a large outdoor grassed area for exercise.

Each pet has their own bed and a window overlooking the outdoor exercise yard. The quarantine facility is fitted with internal acoustic panels to absorb noise so that each pet has the opportunity to get some well-earned peace and quiet.

If two dogs or two cats are from the same family, they are permitted to stay together as long as you have a letter of recommendation from your vet that will inform quarantine staff that it is safe for them to be together.

Jetpets provide the full pet travel experience and can handle your pet move from door to door including all quarantine requirements but if you have further questions not answered here feel free to contact a pet travel consultant at Jetpets who can answer any other questions you may have.

Sahara in the City

As our Jetpets furry ambassador, sometimes Sahara has to do the jobs nobody wants to do… like go to Sydney for the weekend, relax in a five-star hotel and be pampered. (It’s a tough job isn’t it!)

As part of Rufus and Coco’s competition in conjunction with Jetpets, you too could win the chance to pamper yourselves and your pooch at the Langham Hotel like Sahara or escape to country Victoria for the ultimate relaxing weekend with your puppy. Simply follow this link and enter for your chance at a Jetpets Holiday.

The Extraordinary Life of Pikelet paw-signing book tour

Jetpets are excited to announce that we are the major sponsors for the Life of Pikelets National book tour. Pikelet is one of Australia’s most famous living pooches, with over 188 thousand followers on Instagram and 142 thousand on Facebook. Pikelets story is an amazing journey from council pound to superstardom and his followers can’t get enough of his daily antics.

While Pikelet is a talent on his own he is helped along by his mumma and pappa Calley & Brad Stoll who rescued him from death row in 2013 at the age of eight weeks. Pikelet was suffering from deformed legs and a curved spine and was unlikely to be adopted but when Calley saw him she instantly became besotted with the handsome staffy.

Calley herself, is a trained photographer and it’s easy to see why people are drawn to her amazing photographs of Pikelet and his extended rescue family. Her photographs have a way of bringing out her pet’s personalities and the page brings so much joy to Pikelets thousands of adoring fans.

In addition to taking amazing photographs Calley is also a prominent spokesperson for the rescue animal movement and regularly provides advice and assistance to Pikelets fans who are interested in adoption. While not all Pikelet’s fans have the ability to adopt or own pets they are able to contribute to the rescue movement by following Pikelet and supporting the page.

In the past four years, more than 50 foster animals have passed through Pikelet’s Sydney home, all of which have become characters in the Life of Pikelet world. You may remember Calley’s rescue pig Pillow whom Jetpets transported to her forever farm back in July earlier this year.

Jetpets will be working closely with Calley and Pikelet during the month of November to celebrate the tour so stay tuned for further news and content.

If you are interested in purchasing Pikelets book you can do so here and if you plan to get along to meet Pikelet the details of his appearances are below.

PERTH

Friday 3rd of November 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Planet Books

Saturday 4th of November 12pm – 1pm at Saga Bookshop

MELBOURNE

Friday 10th of November 12pm – 1pm at The Leaf Bookshop

Saturday 11th of November 12pm – 1pm at Dymocks Melbourne

ADELAIDE

Friday 17th of November 12pm – 1pm at Dymocks Adelaide

Saturday 18th of November 11am – 12pm at Booked at North Adelaide

BRISBANE

Friday 24th of November 12pm- 1pm at Dymocks Brisbane

Saturday 25th of November 1pm – 2pm at The Mad Hatters Bookshop

 

Dr Alex Hynes & Yoshi travel with Jetpets

It’s easy to see why the veterinary industry and TV audiences have fallen in love with Dr Alex Hynes.

The Queenslander has quickly become a fan favourite to win the Bondi Vet’s search for a new host and has been named as one of the final five in the competition. Dr Alex’s experience and impressive veterinary practice, the Animal Emergency Service have seen her catapulted in to the lime light in recent months.

Dr Alex Hynes & Yoshi travel with Jetpets

In addition to her day job Dr Alex also juggles an impressive number of duties being a mother, wife, pet owner, fitness guru and a role model to young women all over Australia. Along with Dr Alex’s newfound stardom comes new challenges and a lot of travel and recently Dr Alex was asked to appear at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show with her pet Samoyed, Yoshi.

Dr Alex contacted Jetpets and we were able to arrange for the pickup and drop off of Yoshi from the airport to the Dog Lovers Show so Yoshi could meet all of Dr Alex’s fans. Yoshi is fast becoming as recognizable as Dr Alex due to how handsome and perfectly groomed he is.

Jetpets were thrilled to assist Dr Alex in transporting Yoshi and we were equally thrilled that Dr Alex had these kind words to say regarding her experience. I just wanted to write and THANK YOU for the amazing service you delivered over the weekend when I flew my fur kid Yoshi down to the Dog Lovers Show in Sydney.

“I was particularly impressed by the great communication that Geoff, Andrew and Renee demonstrated when setting up the pickup and drop off at the busy venue.  

Janine, Jade and Kathy were all super friendly at the show and Tori (Dr Alex’s daughter) has proudly showed her GIF video we did at the Jetpets booth- lots of fun!

Lastly thanks to Darren for Yoshi’s gift pack. My daughter Tori has pinched the blanket for her cat lol but Yoshi is enjoying the toys and relaxing back at home after the big adventure. See you all again next time we fly xx”, Dr Alex Hynes.

Dr Alex Hynes & Yoshi travel with Jetpets

Jetpets would like to wish Dr Alex all the best in the Bondi Vet competition, we think she is the ideal candidate for the hosting job and we encourage everyone to jump on to social media and support Dr Alex’s mission to become the new Bondi Vet.

You can find Dr Alex’s Facebook page here or register your support for Dr Alex on the Bondi Vet website here