Mandurah residents choosing pet adoption for Christmas need to give thought to care


Vet nurse Alicia Place with two 10-week-old kittens.
Vet nurse Alicia Place with two 10-week-old kittens.

CHRISTMAS Day is nigh and present buying is on the agenda for many.

Some Mandurah residents are choosing pet adoption as their gift for loved ones.

Mandurah Coastal Veterinary and Pet Care Centre’s practice manager Angela Stevenson said the most popular pet to receive this giving season is a cat.

“Cats are the more popular animal to give during Christmas because kittens are around this time of year,” she said.

Ms Stevenson said new pet owners should take into consideration what it really means being the receiver of a four-legged furry friend.

“If people are receiving a pet over summer, they need make sure their pets are given adequate shelter from the sun, plenty of water and shouldn’t exercise when it’s too hot,” she said.

“I would recommend pet owners don’t take their animal friends down to the beach when it’s really hot as the sand can burn their paws.

“They should also watch out for snakes and blow fish if their pet enters the beach.”

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