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How Much Does It Cost To Own A Pet in Malaysia? (and its unexpected costs)

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When we think of pets, we think of them as lifelong companions, best friends, and beloved furbabies. There are many benefits of having pets, from better emotional health to reducing stress and loneliness. However, pet ownership comes with financial commitments that could be burdensome if not managed well. 

The good news is that with proper planning, owning a pet doesn’t have to be financially burdening.

Keep reading as we discuss the estimated costs of owning a dog or cat in Malaysia and how to plan for these expenses. 

Initial Expenses

How much does owning pets cost in Malaysia?

Well, it depends. There are many factors that affect the costs, so let’s take a look at some of them.

When it comes to initial expenses, the obvious one would be purchasing or adoption fees. The price could vary a lot depending on the breed and age of the pet. A dog’s price could range anywhere from RM1,200 for a Shih Tzu to RM3,800 for a Pomeranian, or even higher for rare breeds. A cat’s price could range anywhere from RM600-4,800.

Adoption is a great option for giving shelter animals a new home and giving your wallet a break. Adoption fees start from RM350 for dogs and RM240 for cats. The fees may include vaccinations, neutering and deworming, helping you to save even more money. 

If you are a strong supporter of the "adopt don't shop" movement, then you must check out this list of animal shelter in Malaysia (up for adoption!).

a dog looking for adoption

If you were to spay and neuter your cat, it would cost RM150-200 and RM100-150 respectively. Meanwhile, it could cost anywhere from RM300-800 for dogs, depending on the breed and size. 

Kittens typically need 3 initial vaccinations, each costing RM40-80 per vaccine. Dogs are similar, with their vaccines costing RM50-100 each time. 

Deworming costs about RM10-20 per tablet. Heartworm prevention for dogs could come in two options: a monthly tablet costing RM15 per month, or an annual jab that costs RM15-20 per dog’s weight in kg.

Dogs in Malaysia are also required to be licensed under the local Municipal Council for a fee of RM10 per year. Aside from that, you would need to prepare some basic pet equipment such as food and water bowls, leashes, collars, and so on.

a cat enjoying its cat food


Recurring Expenses

In addition to the initial expenses, there are recurring expenses you will incur during the care of your pet. A good example would be pet food. This can cost anywhere from RM50-200 per month, although the price is difficult to estimate as it depends on the quality of the food and the size of your pet.

For cat owners, good news for you - we have a list of popular cat food brands in Malaysia. From cost-efficient food brands to healthy options, you can definitely find one that suits you!

Another recurring cost is grooming or physical hygiene. You would have to purchase hair brushes, pet shampoo, nail clippers, pet litter and more. While you can sometimes do the grooming yourself at home, long-haired breeds will have to be sent to the groomers, and each session will cost you RM50-100. 

Other Expenses

As pet owners, we want to pamper our furbabies just as we would for our children. This means not only buying essential items for our pets but also accessories that make them happy. Some examples could be toys, treats and scratching posts.

a dog playing with its pet toy

For dog owners, you also need to consider the costs of getting a legitimate license for your dog. And the fee, depending on your local council, will typically cost around RM4 to RM20 per year. Do note it's on a renewable basis. Plus, some pet owners will also go beyond and apply for an MKA cert for their dogs.

MKA certification in Malaysia is another topic of its own and we highly recommend you to read all about it here.

Besides that, some dog owners might sign up their dogs for obedience training classes. Another fee to consider is pet daycare. When you go on vacation, your pet will need someone to take care of them while you’re gone. 

A fee that is often overlooked by pet owners are third-party damage costs that you would have to bear if your pet causes accidents or damages. It is normal to run into incidents of dogs chewing on shoes or cats scratching on furniture with animals.

Last but not least, there are medical costs to consider. General vet consultations cost around RM35, and that only covers the basic fee. There will be additional costs for any medication or extra diagnostic tests that need to be conducted.

If your furry friend runs into any health problems, the monthly bill could set you back up to RM5,000 for hospitalisation and treatment. This is no small sum by any means, which is why it is important to be prepared. 

However, it's not all gloom and doom! In Malaysia, you can get prepared by signing up for pet health insurance!

Also, if you're still at the consideration stage of getting a pet, you might need to think about your neighbours too. Is the place you're staying in pet-friendly? Here's a list of pet-friendly condos & apartment in Klang Valley area.

a cat wearing an elizabeth collar

Easing the financial burden of pet ownership

The last thing you want is to be faced with a huge medical bill with no means of paying. One way to prepare for these expenses is to set up a pet savings account and deposit a fixed amount every month. This can help you to be better prepared for any unexpected medical expenses.

The downside of a pet savings account is that you are essentially still paying for all the medical fees out-of-pocket, and not everyone can afford to do so. It is also difficult to prepare for large unexpected bills.

A great option is to sign up for pet insurance. Having pet insurance can significantly reduce your financial and emotional burden when it comes to paying medical bills.

Oyen offers affordable pet insurance that can be purchased online instantly. With medical coverage up to RM8,000 annually, your furry friend will be well-taken care of.

Whether your pet needs vet consultations or surgeries, or if they need diagnostic tests (blood test, X-ray, ultrasound) or medication, Oyen has you covered. It’s convenient as you can claim from any registered vet clinic in Malaysia.

Oyen also covers cremation and burial costs, as well as third-party injury or damage fees up to RM50,000. With premiums starting from as low as RM299/year, you’ll find that it costs even less than your 1 year's pet food supply!


To sum up some of the expenses previously mentioned, you may refer to the table below. Do note that these are general estimates for prices in Klang Valley and the cost may vary depending on many factors.

 Expense   Dogs   Cats 
 Purchase fees  RM1,200-3,800  RM600-4,800
 Adoption fees  From RM350  From RM240
 Spaying  RM300-800  RM150-200
 Neutering  RM300-800  RM100-150
 Vaccination  RM50-100 per vaccine  RM40-80 per vaccine
 Deworming  RM10-20 per tablet  RM10-20 per tablet
 Heartworm prevention  RM15 per month (tablet)  -
 Pet food  RM50-200 per month  RM50-200 per month
 Grooming  RM50-100 per session  RM50-100 per session
 Vet consultation  RM35  RM35

Being a pet owner may come with a heavy price tag, but with careful planning, it is completely manageable and worth it! Pets are loyal, precious companions that take care of us. You’ll want to make sure to return the love and care that they deserve.

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Adakah anda pernah cuba untuk menjaga anak kucing tetapi akhirnya mereka mati? Mungkin anda tidak tahu cara jaga anak kucing tanpa ibu.

Menjaga anak kucing tanpa ibu tidak semudah yang disangka. Seperti bayi, mereka memerlukan perhatian dan penjagaan rapi untuk hidup terutamanya semasa berusia 1-8 minggu. Jika anda tiada masa untuk membaca, anda boleh tonton video ini.

Kenal pasti umur anak kucing

Sebelum anda merancang penjagaan anak kucing, kenal pasti dahulu usianya. Ini kerana setiap peringkat usia memerlukan penjagaan dan keperluan berbeza.

Anda boleh rujuk tips jaga anak kucing tanpa ibu di bawah:

  • 1 Minggu

Ciri-ciri: Anak kucing masih belum membuka matanya dan telinganya sedikit terkatup. Gigi juga belum kelihatan.

Kebolehan: Anak kucing lebih banyak tidur. Ia sudah mampu mengangkat kepalanya, walaupun agak terbatas, dan mampu menggerak-gerakkan kaki-kakinya.

Susu: 2-3 jam sekali.

Berat ideal: 150-250 gram

  • 2 Minggu

Ciri-ciri: Anak kucing sudah boleh membuka mata dan berwarna biru cair. Telinganya akan sedikit terbuka dan bulat. Giginya masih belum kelihatan.

Kebolehan: Anak kucing masih banyak tidur, namun sudah mula peka dan ingin tahu akan keadaan sekelilingnya. Ia juga akan mula melangkah.

Susu: 3-4 jam sekali.

Berat ideal: 250-350 gram

  • 3 Minggu

Ciri-ciri: Anak kucing mempunyai mata biru dan telinganya sedikit tajam di hujung.

Kebolehan: Anak kucing sudah mula berjalan dan melihat-lihat sekitarnya. Ia juga sudah mula berasa ingin tahu dan menghidu litter box.

Susu: 4-5 jam sekali 

Berat ideal: 350-450 gram

  • 4 Minggu

Ciri-ciri: Giginya sudah mula tumbuh.

Kebolehan: Anak kucing sudah mula melihat dan mendengar dengan jelas. Kukunya sudah boleh ditarik balik. Ia juga boleh mula menggunakan litter box. Anda juga boleh memperkenalkannya kepada permainan.

Susu: 5 jam sekali termasuk waktu malam.

Berat ideal: 450-550 gram

  • 5 Minggu

Ciri-ciri: Gigi anak kucing akan tumbuh semakin banyak. Matanya masih biru dan telinganya tajam di hujung. Kuku boleh ditarik balik.

Kebolehan: Boleh bermain dan berlari dengan yakin. Ia juga mula bersosial dengan manusia dan haiwan lain dan mula pandai menjilat badannya. Ia juga semakin mahir menggunakan litter box. Ia juga sudah boleh mengawal haba badannya.

Pemakanan: Perkenalkan wet food sebagai makanan anak kucing tanpa ibu. 

Berat ideal: 550-650 gram

  • 6 Minggu

Ciri-ciri: Penglihatan dan pendengarannya sudah berfungsi sepenuhnya. Mata masih lagi berwarna biru dan gigi sudah tumbuh sepenuhnya.

Kebolehan: Banyak bermain dengan kucing lain (jika ada), pandai melompat, dan mempunyai koordinasi yang baik.

Pemakanan: Wet food anak kucing dan air yang cukup. 

Berat ideal: 650-750 gram

Penjagaan Lain: Vaksin FVRCP untuk melindunginya daripada virus.

  • 7 Minggu

Ciri-ciri: Mata sudah mula berubah warna kepada warna mata kucing dewasa. Testis anak kucing jantan juga mula kelihatan.

Kebolehan: Mempunyai tenaga yang banyak, lebih banyak bermain berbanding tidur. Ia juga sudah mula pandai memanjat, melompat, dan berlari dengan tangkas.

Pemakanan: Wet food dan air seperti biasa. Tambahkan kibbles sebagai makanan tambahan.

Berat ideal: 750-850 gram

  • 8 Minggu

Ciri-ciri: Warna mata berubah sepenuhnya kepada mata dewasa sama ada kuning, hijau, perang, atau biru.

Kebolehan: Bersemangat dan lebih tangkas. 

Pemakanan: Boleh diberi makan wet food dan kibbles sehingga 4 kali sehari. Jika ia mahu, anda boleh memberikan kibbles sebagai sumber utama.

Berat ideal: 850-950 gram

Penjagaan Lain: Suntikan booster FVRCP, diberikan ubat cacing, dimandul atau dikasi, dan dimasukkan mikrocip (jika mahu). Jika anda hanya ibu angkat, anda boleh berikan anak kucing untuk dijaga oleh keluarga hakiki (adopted).

Penyediaan susu yang sesuai

Susu perlu diberi mengikut kekerapan menurut usia. Ikuti panduan di bawah untuk membantu anda memberikan susu terbaik untuk anak kucing:

1. Jenis

Anak kucing hanya boleh diberikan susu kucing atau formula khas sahaja. Susu ini boleh didapatkan di kedai-kedai haiwan peliharaan.

Suhu susu yang ideal adalah tidak terlalu sejuk dan tidak terlalu panas, suam-suam sahaja.

2. Alat

Anda memerlukan botol susu anak kucing dengan puting yang kecil untuk memberi susu kepada anak kucing. Jika anda khuatir lubang terlalu besar, dapatkan puting yang tiada lubang dan cucuk sedikit demi sedikit mengikut keselesaan anak kucing.

3. Sukatan susu untuk anak kucing

Berikan ia susu secukupnya. Tiada sukatan yang spesifik tetapi anda harus peka dan faham tanda-tanda ia sudah kenyang.

4. Cara menyusukan anak kucing tanpa ibu

Posisi yang terbaik adalah dengan meletakkan anak kucing di atas permukaan rata. Alaskan dengan tuala supaya tidak terlalu sejuk.

Pastikan anak kucing berdiri atas empat kakinya. Tekan lembut tengkuknya supaya tidak bergerak. Kemudian, suakan botol susu.

Suasana yang kondusif

1. Haba

Anak kucing tidak pandai mengawal suhu badannya lagi. Oleh itu, anda wajib menyediakan tempat yang hangat. Anda boleh menggunakan alas yang mempunyai pemanas atau meletakkan pemanas segera di bawah alas anak kucing.

Oleh sebab anak kucing sering dilihat tidur bersama ibunya, anda boleh menggunakan anak patung yang hangat. Pastikan ada juga sedikit ruang yang tidak hangat jika anak kucing memerlukan perubahan suhu.

Anda boleh berhenti menyediakan pemanas sebaik anak kucing mencecah usia 5 minggu.

2. Selimut

Anda digalakkan juga menyediakan selimut tebal untuk memastikan anak kucing selesa dan hangat. Pilih selimut jenis fleece kerana lembut dan tidak kasar.

3. Rangsangan buang air

Anak kucing terutamanya yang berusia 4 minggu ke bawah tidak pandai membuang najisnya sendiri. Anda perlu memberikan rangsangan dengan mengurut-urut anunya sehingga ia terkencing atau terberak.

Pastikan anda mengurut menggunakan tisu agar tangan tidak kotor. Anda juga boleh menggunakan sarung tangan. Lakukan setiap kali sebelum dan selepas menyusukan anak kucing.

Penjagaan kebersihan dan kesihatan

Anda harus sentiasa peka dengan keadaan anak kucing yang anda jumpai. Untuk memastikan anak kucing mampu bertahan sehingga usia matang, anda perlu memeriksa beberapa perkara seperti di bawah.

1. Kutu

Jika anak kucing yang dijumpai berasal dari kawasan yang tidak bersih, pastikan anda memeriksa dan merawat kutu jika ada. Kutu yang banyak boleh menyebabkan anak kucing sakit atau mati kerana kutu mampu memakan daging anak kucing sedikit demi sedikit.

Anak kucing tidak boleh dimandikan, namun, jika terpaksa untuk membuang kutu, anda hendaklah memandikannya dengan air hangat dan air tidak boleh menyentuh mukanya. Gunakan ubat kutu dengan berhati-hati agar tidak termasuk ke dalam matanya..

2. Cacing

Anak kucing seawal usia 2 minggu sudah boleh diberikan ubat cacing. Hal ini penting agar tiada parasit yang membahayakan hidup dalam badannya. Anda juga mahu memastikan anak kucing sentiasa sihat.

3. Kerap membersihkan tempat tidur

Oleh sebab anak kucing yang tiada ibu lebih terdedah kepada penyakit, anda harus sentiasa membersihkan dan menukar alas tempat tidurnya, sekurang-kurangnya sekali sehari. Anda tidak mahu apa-apa virus atau kutu menjangkiti anak kucing.


Kesimpulannya, 8 minggu terawal hidup kucing sangat kritikal. Diharap dengan adanya cara jaga anak kucing tanpa ibu di atas, anda akan lebih peka akan keperluan anak kucing.

Jika anak kucing sudah cukup umur, anda boleh mendaftarkannya untuk mendapat Oyen Pet Insurance yang melindungi segala kos rawatan dan surgeri sehingga RM8,000. Semak kelayakan di sini

Anda juga boleh mendaftar Oyen Pet Wellness untuk perlindungan lebih holistik termasuk pemeriksaan kesihatan dan ubat cacing!

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If you find your little kitty shaking its head and pawing at its ears out of the blue, it’s more likely than not that you might be dealing with cat ear mites. So, how common are cat ear mites, and how best to get rid of them? Here’s everything you need to know about cat ear mites in Malaysia.

What are cat ear mites?

Otodectis cynotis, sometimes referred to as otodectic mange, is the most common ear mite infecting cats. It is a parasite that thrives in moist environments. It lives in the ear canal of cats and feeds on skin cells, blood and even earwax!

Cat ear mites spread easily among cats and with dogs too. They don’t cause much direct harm, but if left untreated, the intensive scratching can cause wounds and permanently scar your poor kitty’s ears.

What are the common signs of ear mites in cats?

As mentioned above, if you find your cat incessantly headbanging and scratching its ears, it's a clear warning sign that you have an ear mite problem. You might also notice their behaviour change slightly and notice their head tilted to one side.

Check your cat's ears for little coffee grounds like granules, crust or discharge. In some cases, these ear mites might be difficult to spot with the naked eye, and you might need your vet to identify them with a magnifying lens.

How do cats get infected with ear mites?

Cat ear mites spread between animals through close physical contact. If you have other dogs and cats, they will usually need to be treated too, even if they’re asymptomatic, as chances are they will start itching soon.

Can humans get ear mites from cats?

Very rarely. They might crawl onto your skin and cause skin irritation and rashes even, but car ear mites don’t seem to find human ears habitable.

Do cat ear mites go away on their own?

Unfortunately, they don’t, and these ear mites are known to replicate quite quickly. Eggs from an adult mite take barely four days to hatch. So you might want to act swiftly before you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation.

How do you get rid of mites in cats' ears?

It’s always best to get your neighbourhood’s vet’s advice if it’s your first time dealing with this issue. You might never know. It might be something totally different your cat’s having.

The good news is that most antiparasitic medication given by vets work with a single dose, and you might solve all your kitty’s troubles instantly.
There is a broad range of antiparasitic medication available, but it’s always best to get your vets approval before purchasing anything for the first time. Active ingredients even include the much talked about Ivermectin, which has recently made the headlines as an alternative treatment option for Covid-19

What kills ear mites in cats instantly? 

While many products are advertised to kill ear mites in cats instantly, it’s always prudent to check with your vet before purchasing anything for the first time. The best ear mite treatments for cats often only require a single dose, so you might be tricked into purchasing products that require multiple applications.

Most vets will recommend spot-on treatments, which is a liquid smeared on the skin behind your cat’s neck. They usually treat fleas as well and are often preferred to ear drops.

Products that require multiple applications are often milder and safer if you wish to purchase them directly online. Do follow the written instructions and contact your vet should you need further information and guidance.

Some slightly costlier products are marketed as all-in-one medications for ticks, fungus and lice. While there is every likelihood that they will work, it might be slight overkill, like killing an ant with a bazooka!

What happens if cat ear mites go untreated?

As mentioned above, cat ear mites multiply rather quickly, and the more they are, the more irritation it causes. Incessant scratching will lead to wounds and inflammation in the area. If left untreated for a while, it could get infected and cause your kitty to be really ill.

Are there any instant home remedies that can help?

While the internet might be loaded with dozens of alternative homeopathic treatments for ear mites in kittens and cats, it has been found that products like coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil have been highly ineffective. These oils might suffocate a few mites but not eradicate them entirely, and it only takes a single surviving female mite to have you back with a fully-fledged colony in a week!

So there you have it. Everything you need to know about staying ear mite free here in Malaysia. Now you’ll know exactly what to tell the kakak next door when she asks how to deal with earmite kucing.

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Bagi pemilik kucing, salah satu faktor utama yang perlu dititikberatkan adalah daripada menjaga kebersihan bulu haiwan kesayangan. Tanpa penjagaan kebersihan yang betul, kucing anda akan lebih mudah terdedah terutamanya kepada penyakit kulit.

Jika ini merupakan kali pertama anda membela kucing dan anda tidak pasti bagaimana untuk bermula, jangan bimbang. Dalam artikel ini, Oyen akan kongsikan bagaimana cara memandikan anak kucing dengan mudah dan selamat.

Bolehkah memandikan anak kucing?

Anak kucing sebenarnya secara semulajadinya,boleh membersihkan bulu mereka sendiri, namun terdapat beberapa keadaan yang memerlukan kucing ini untuk dimandikan seperti berikut.

Terlalu kotor dan berbau

Jangan terkejut jika si comel ini aktif dan mungkin bermain sehingga boleh mengotorkan badan mereka. Tidak kira lumpur tanah atau mungkin air longkang, si comel anda mungkin terjatuh dan pastinya tidak selesa untuk membiarkan mereka dalam keadaan kotor ini begitu sahaja.

Sakit dan tidak mampu membersihkan badan sendiri

Jika kucing anda berada dalam keadaan sakit dan tidak bermaya, mereka mungkin tidak mampu untuk membersihkan badan mereka sendiri. Sekiranya dibiarkan bagi waktu yang lama, bulu mereka akan menjadi tidak terurus dan badan mereka akan mengeluarkan bau yang kurang menyenangkan.

Mempunyai penyakit kulit dan perlu dimandikan dengan syampu berubat (medicated shampoo)

Sekiranya kucing anda mempunyai masalah kulit, veterinar mungkin akan mencadangkan kucing dimandikan dengan medicated shampoo atau syampu berubat bagi merawat penyakit kulit ini. Berikut merupakan beberapa contoh jenis penyakit kulit yang memerlukan kucing anda dimandikan bersama syampu berubat ini iaitu:

  • Jangkitan bakteria pada kulit (biasanya akan dirawat bersama syampu antibakteria)
  • Jangkitan kulat pada kulit (biasanya akan dirawat bersama syamou antifungal)
  • Alahan atau iritasi pada kulit

Mempunyai masalah kutu pada bulu

Bukan sahaja penyakit kulit, bagi kucing yang mengalami masalah kutu pada bulu, mereka juga perlu dimandikan dengan syampu kutu khas yang mengandungi bahan bagi membunuh kutu.

Bagi rawatan kutu, kucing anda mungkin perlu dimandikan beberapa kali mengikut tempoh masa yang disyorkan oleh veterinar bagi memastikan rawatan kutu yang dijalankan berkesan.

Berapa kali anak kucing perlu mandi?

Sebenarnya, kekerapan memandikan anak kucing ini bergantung kepada keadaan kucing itu sendiri. Selain memandikan anak kucing ini sekiranya mereka terlalu kotor dan mengalami masalah penyakit kulit, kekerapan mandi juga bergantung kepada baka kucing itu sendiri.

Bagi baka kucing yang mempunyai bulu yang panjang seperti kuding parsi dan Maine Coon, mereka perlu dimandikan beberapa bulan sekali untuk mengelakkan bulu menjadi kusut. Bagi kucing bulu pendek tetapi tebal, juga perlu dimandikan secara kerap.

Malah, bagi kucing dengan baka yang tidak berbulu seperti Sphynx, mereka memerlukan mandian yang lebih kerap kerana permukaan badan mereka boleh menjadi berminyak. Bagi memastikan kekerapan mandi yang bersesuaian dengan kucing anda sendiri, dapatkan nasihat veterinar anda terlebih dahulu.

 Cara memandikan anak kucing

Bagi memastikan proses ini berjalan lancar, Oyen kongsikan beberapa cara memandikan anak kucing yang anda boleh cuba. Jom kita bermula!

1. Biasakan anak kucing anda dengan persekitaran untuk mandi

Jika ini kali pertama anak kucing dimandikan, jangan terus merendam mereka di dalam bekas air. Anak kucing yang masih belum biasa dengan keadaan dan suhu air, mungkin akan trauma dan terlampau terkejut. Bagi membiasakan anak kucing, lakukan beberapa langkah berikut:

  • Guna kain atau tuala kecil yang lembap dan gosok anak kucing anda secara perlahan. Anda boleh memujuk mereka untuk tenang dengan memberikan mereka sedikit makanan atau treat
  • Jika anak kucing anda sudah semakin selesa, cuba isi sedikit air di dalam bekas air dan letakkan anak kucing perlahan-lahan. Gosok dan tenangkan mereka untuk membiasakan mereka di dalam bekas yang berisi air.
  • Sekiranya anak kucing sudah selesa, cuba alirkan air secara perlahan-lahan sambil membersihkan bulu mereka. Anda juga boleh menggunakan kain lembap bersama-sama untuk membersihkan bulu mereka

Yeay! Anak kucing anda sudah bersedia untuk dimandikan tanpa masalah sekiranya mereka sudah biasa dengan semua persekitaran ini. Mereka juga boleh dibersihkan dengan penjagaan yang  lebih rapi dalam langkah yang Oyen akan kongsikan seterusnya.

2. Sediakan semua kelengkapan mandi sebelum bermula

Sebelum memulakan proses memandikan anak kucing ini, pastikan anda telah menyediakan kelengkapan mandi yang lengkap. Tidaklah anda kelam kabut mencari tuala bersih dan kering apabila kucing dan anda sendiri sudah kesejukan dan basah kuyup nanti.

Sediakan beberapa kelengkapan mandi bagi si comel ini seperti berikut:

  • Tuala yang kering dan bersih untuk mengelap selepas dimandikan nanti
  • Syampu kucing (bergantung kepada jenis syampu yang sesuai bagi kucing anda)
  • Ubat gigi dan berus gigi kucing
  • Kain lembut untuk mengelap muka kucing
  • Kapas (untuk membersihkan telinga kucing)
  • Tab mandi atau bekas kecil untuk memandikan kucing

Jika anda mempunyai rakan atau pasangan yang boleh membantu bersama proses memandikan anak kucing ini, ia akan menjadi lebih mudah. Minta bantuan rakan ini jika ada untuk memegang kucing sementara anda memandikan kucing anda nanti.

3. Gunakan air yang suam sewaktu memandikan anak kucing

Sewaktu memandikan anak kucing ataupun kucing dewasa sekalipun, jangan sesekali menggunakan air yang terlampau panas atau terlalu sejuk. Anda boleh mencurahkan air ke atas tangan terlebih dahulu bagi menyesuaikan suhu yang sesuai bagi kucing ini.

Sekiranya anda tidak mempunyai pemanas air atau water heater, jangan bimbang, gunakan sahaja air panas yang direbus bersama air paip untuk mendapatkan suhu yang sesuai. Apabila semua suhu air sudah sesuai, basahkan bulu kucing secara perlahan-lahan.

Bagi langkah ini, anda mungkin perlu menjirus air beberapa kali bagi memastikan permukaan bulu kucing basah sepenuhnya bagi baka kucing yang berbulu tebal. Ratakan juga air di permukaan bulu dengan tangan anda.

4. Ratakan syampu di seluruh badan dan bulu kucing

Pilih syampu yang sesuai dengan tujuan anda memandikan kucing. Jika hanya sekadar membersihkan kotoran, anda boleh memilih syampu kucing biasa yang lebih berkesan untuk membersihkan kekotoran.

Bagi syampu berubat atau medicated shampoo, ia tidak berbuih dan tidak boleh membersihkan kotoran. Oleh itu, sekiranya permukaan bulu kucing terlampau kotor, bersihkan dahulu permukaan bulu dengan air sebelum meratakan syampu berubat.

Bagi meratakan syampu berubat, ratakan terlebih dahulu di kawasan kulit yang paling teruk dijangkiti seperti di celah-celah perut, di bawah leher kucing dan sebagainya. Kemudian, biarkan ia seketika mengikut tempoh masa yang ditetapkan. Pada waktu ini, pastikan kucing anda tidak menjilat badannya.

5. Jangan lupa bilas bulu kucing secukupnya

Setelah selesai meratakan syampu, jangan lupa bilas bulu kucing secukupnya dengan air yang bersih. Pastikan tiada sisa-sisa buih syampu yang melekat pada bulu kucing. Walaupun nampak remeh, sisa buih syampu yang tidak dibersihkan dengan betul, boleh dijilat oleh kucing sewaktu mereka membersihkan bulu mereka sendiri nanti.

6. Bersihkan permukaan badan kucing yang lain

Bagi menyempurnakan sesi memandikan kucing ini, anda boleh mengelap muka kucing dengan kain lembut yang basah. Bersihkan juga permukaan telinga kucing dengan kapas yang lembut jika perlu.

7. Keringkan bulu kucing dengan tuala yang bersih dan kering

Setelah selesai memandikan anak kucing, lap badan mereka dengan tuala yang kering. Bagi kucing berbulu tebal, anda mungkin memerlukan beberapa helai tuala untuk memastikan bulu-bulu benar kering.

Jika anda ingin menggunakan pengering rambut atau hair dryer, gunakan suhu yang paling rendah. Pastikan anda berhati-hati menggunakan pengering rambut kerana ia bukan sahaja boleh menakutkan kucing, ia juga boleh menyebabkan badan kucing melecur pada suhu yang terlampau panas!

Ingat, pastikan bulu kucing benar-benar kering sebelum melepaskan mereka untuk berehat. Dalam keadaan bulu yang lembap, jangan terkejut jika anak kucing anda akan bergolek semula di atas permukaan tanah berlumpur untuk mengeringkan badan mereka di luar rumah.

8. Tenangkan kucing selepas memandikannya

Proses memandikan kucing boleh menjadi sesuatu yang menakutkan dan baru bagi si comel, jangan lupa untuk menenangkannya dengan memberi makanan atau treat. Anda juga boleh membelai kucing anda bagi memastikan ia selesa.

Jika perlu, bagi ruang untuk mereka tidur dan berehat seketika. Jangan lupa beri kata-kata pujian pada si comel ini yang telah berani mandi dan sudah wangi!

Walaupun nampak remeh, memandikan kucing boleh membantu kucing anda menguruskan kebersihan diri mereka. Malah, beberapa penyakit kulit juga boleh dirawat sebelum menjadi lebih teruk dan serius.

Dengan membuat lawatan secara rutin ke veterinar, sebarang penyakit kulit ini dapat dirawat dari awal sebelum ia menjejaskan kesihatan kucing anda. Jika anda bercadang untuk mendapatkan pelan kesihatan atau insurans bagi si comel ini sejak dari awal, jom semak kelayakan anda terlebih dahulu di sini.

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Bagi setiap pemilik kucing, pengalaman kucing sakit bukan suatu perkara yang mudah. Bukan sahaja daripada emosi, pemilik kucing juga perlu bersedia untuk membelanjakan kos rawatan dan perubatan.

Kali ini, kami bawakan perkongsian kisah seorang pemilik kucing, Adilah dan dan kucing kesayangannya, Aling. Dalam perkongsian ini, Adilah berkongsi pengalaman dan perbelanjaan yang perlu ditanggung olehnya demi kucing kesayangannya.

Aling si kucing jalanan

Gambar Aling sewaktu mula-mula dibela

Sebenarnya, Aling merupakan kucing jalanan yang dikutip oleh abang ipar di tempat kerjanya. Disebabkan Aling kakinya tempang, Aling selalu kalah sewaktu berebut makanan dengan kucing-kucing yang lain.

Disebabkan rasa kasihan terhadap Aling, abang ipar Adilah membawa pulang Aling ke rumah mertuanya di kampung. Sejak hari itu, Aling dibela oleh keluarga Adilah sejak tahun 2011.

Tabiat Aling yang kuat makan dan tidak aktif

“Sepanjang 10 tahun keluarga saya membela Aling, Alling mempunyai tabiat kuat makan. Pada awal sewaktu kami membelanya, Aling akan makan secara banyak. Malah, Aling juga akan mengiau marah kepada sesiapa yang mendekati makanannya. Bagi kami, ia mungkin disebabkan Aling dibesarkan di jalanan dan terpaksa berebut makanan. Jadi, itu mungkin salah satu cara ia mempertahankan diri.”

Tambah Adilah lagi, “Lama-kelamaan, Aling sudah semakin selesa dengan keluarga dan tidak lagi mengiau marah. Cuma, tabiat makan makanan secara banyak masih lagi kekal dalam dirinya.”

Cuba kawal pemakanan dan pastikan Aling aktif

“ Bukannya kami tak mencuba, banyak kali kami cuba untuk kawal pemakanan Aling. Malah, pada waktu petang, kami akan cuba bawa dia turun ke halaman rumah untuk membantu ia aktif. Namun, setiap kali kami mencuba, setiap kali itu juga Aling melarikan diri,” tambah Adilah.

Menurut Adilah juga, berat Aling pernah mencecah 8 kilogram dan sudah berada di tahap obesiti.

Gambar sewaktu berat Aling mencecah 8 kilogram

Tahun wabak pandemik dan tahun yang sukar bagi Aling

Jika pada tahun 2020, negara kita dilanda pandemik, tahun ini juga merupakan tahun yang sukar bagi Aling serta keluarga Adilah, Berikut merupakan sambungan perkongsian Adilah kepada pihak kami. “ Pada hujung tahun 202, Aling mula batuk-batuk seolah-olah ingin muntah. Kami telah membawa Aling beberapa kali ke klinik veterinar sewaktu rentas daerah dibenarkan. Pada mulanya, kami menyangka masalah Aling adalah masalah hairball atau mengeluarkan bulu yang dijilat Walaupun telah beberapa kali ke veterinar, tetapi masalah masih sama dan semakin teruk.  

Dalam masa setahun, hampir 10 kali kami berulang kali ke klinik veterinar dan masalah Aling semakin teruk. Malah, pada setiap kali rawatan kami terpaksa mengeluarkan kos sebanyak RM 50 tidak termasuk kos minyak kerana klinik veterinar hanya ada di luar daerah, “ ujar Adilah.

Tahun 2021, keadaan Aling semakin teruk, sehinggalah...

“Sepanjang tahun 2021, berat Aling semakin menyusut. Hingga pada Ogos 2021, keadaan Aling berada di tahap yang paling teruk. Aling terlantar lemah dan terbaring tidak bermaya. Apabila bernafas, Aling akan ternganga dan sesak nafas. Berat badannya yang dahulu 8 kilogram, hanya tinggal 2 kilogram. 

“Badannya sudah menampakkan tulang, sehingga pada suatu tahap, Aling enggan makan. Saya sendiri terpaksa menyuap ikan rebus kegemarannya dan menggunakan syringe untuk memberikannya air,” tambah Adilah.

Aling hilang selera makan, hanya terbaring sepanjang hari.
Aling terpaksa tidur dalam keadaan kepala tinggi supaya dapat bernafas ketika mengalami serangan asma

“Lebih memburukkan keadaan, pada waktu itu pergerakan rentas daerah tidak dibenarkan. Kami  juga tekad untuk menukar klinik veterinar  yang lebih jauh untuk merawat Aling di luar daerah. Malangnya, semua klinik veterinar pada masa itu tidak menerima pesakit kecuali dengan temujanji sahaja.

Tidak berputus asa, kakak saya telah menelefon setiap klinik veterinar di bandar utama, memohon supaya merawat Aling dengan segera sehinggalah ada sebuah klinik veterinar yang sanggup menerima Aling sebagai rawatan kecemasan.

Kami bergegas ke Pejabat Veterinar Daerah untuk mendapatkan surat rujukan bagi Aling. Ia juga penting sebagai dokumen sokongan bagi memohon surat kebenaran pergerakan di balai polis. Alhamdulillah, urusan kami dipermudahkan dan kami berjaya mendapatkan kebenaran daripada pihak polis,” tambahnya lagi.

Setibanya di klinik veterinar, doktor veterinar terus menjalankan pemeriksaan terhadap Aling. Hampir sejam Aling diperiksa, doktor veterinar memberitahu paru-paru Aling sudah berada dalam keadaan yang teruk. Banyak parut atau scar pada paru-paru Aling, akibat batuk waktu yang lama dan Aling mungkin tidak akan kembali sihat seperti biasa. Aling juga disahkan menghidap Asma.

“Walaupun sedih dengan berita tersebut, kami sekeluarga tekad untuk menjaga Aling sehabis baik kami. Setiap bulan, kami akan membawa Aling ke veterinar bagi rawatan susulan atau sekiranya Aling menunjukkan simptom yang teruk. Pada suatu tahap, veterinar mencadangkan kami menggunakan inhaler sebagai alat bantuan pernafasan Aling. Malah, kos rawatan asma Aling juga semakin bertambah, dalam purata sebanyak RM 70 pada setiap sesi rawatan,” katanya lagi.

Ikhtiar rawatan terakhir buat Aling

“Setelah beberapa kali rawatan antibiotik, Aling masih kerap terkena serangan asma. Pada tahap ini, kami hampir berputus asa. Apa yang membuatkan kami lebih sedih, dalam keadaan sakit, Aling masih menggagahkan diri untuk makan apabila disuap seolah-olah berjuang untuk nyawanya. Melihat kesungguhan Aling untuk terus hidup, kami nekad mencari ikhtiar buat kali terakhir untuk mendapatkan rawatan bagi Aling.

Kali ini, doktor veterinar menyarankan untuk kami untuk menggunakan rawatan nebulizer di rumah. Setiap kali kos rawatan menggunakan nebulizer di veterinar, ia boleh mencecah purata RM 100 untuk rawatan nebulizer. Disebabkan lokasi veterinar yang jauh, serta Aling memerlukan nebulizer secara kerap, kami memutuskan untuk membeli nebulizer khas untuk Aling,” tambahnya lagi.

“Pada mulanya, kami membeli nebulizer murah untuk berjimat, namun setelah beberapa kali digunakan ia rosak dan langsung tidak boleh digunakan. Akhirnya, kami sekeluarga mengeluarkan duit untuk mesin nebulizer yang lebih berkualiti dengan harga mencecah RM 300.

Adilah membeli mesin nebulizer yang lebih berkualiti dengan harga mencecah RM 300

Bukan sahaja mesin nebulizer, cecair nebulizer juga memakan kos sebanyak RM 100 hingga RM 200 sebulan. Ini tidak termasuk kos ke veterinar di luar daerah sekiranya memerlukan rawatan lain.  Namun, dengan rawatan nebulizer di rumah setiap hari, Aling kini menunjukkan perubahan yang lebih positif. Ia boleh bernafas dengan lebih baik, serta melakukan aktiviti seharian yang biasa dilakukan.” terangnya lagi.

Tambah Adilah, jika  dahulu, Aling akan mendongakkan kepala untuk cuba bernafas namun setelah menjalani rawatan nebulizer secara kerap di rumah, Aling kembali ceria walaupun masih tidak sembuh sepenuhnya. Ia sudah boleh meminta ikan rebus kegemarannya, lebih aktif dan bermain di halaman rumah.

Keadaan Aling yang semakin sihat setelah menjalani rawatan nebulizer di rumah setiap hari.

Jumlah kos rawatan hampir  mencecah RM 2 000

“Jika dikira jumlah kos rawatan, ia mungkin sudah mencecah RM 2 000. Jika dikira, ia memang mahal tapi menjadi lebih ringan kerana kami sekeluarga berpakat menanggung kos rawatan Aling. Namun, bagi kami, ia tidak ternilai dengan melihat Aling kembali ceria seperti dahulu. Apa sahaja, asalkan Aling selesa.

Bagi mereka yang tidak mempunyai sokongan kewangan seperti saya, pastinya ia amat membebankan sekiranya kucing kesayangan mereka sakit. Ia bukan sahaja memberi kesan terhadap emosi, malah kewangan. Saya juga pernah membaca cerita di mana pemilik kucing terpaksa mengeluarkan wang KWSP beliau hanya kerana terpaksa menanggung kos rawatan ribuan ringgit,” ujar Adilah.

Menurut Adilah, setelah segala perbelanjaan yang dikeluarkan, ia memberi kesedaran tentang kepentingan insurans untuk kucing atau haiwan kesayangan. Sekurang-kurangnya  ia dapat mengurangkan beban kos rawatan haiwan kesayangan di samping kos menyara kehidupan yang lain.

“Walaupun Aling bukan kucing kayangan dan hanya kucing jalanan, Aling adalah keluarga bagi kami. Pengalaman kucing sakit ini mengajar saya dan keluarga sesuatu, iaitu bukan  manusia sahaja perlu insurans sebagai perlindungan, kucing kesayangan yang sudah dianggap keluarga juga memerlukan insurans. 

Jika saya boleh mengundur masa sebelum Aling sakit, pastinya kami akan mendapatkan insurans kucing bagi memberikan yang terbaik bagi Aling. Sekurang-kurangnya ia akan mengurangkan tanggungan kos rawatan bagi Aling. Walaupun asma Aling tidak dapat sembuh, sekurang-kurangnya rawatan ini membantu ia menikmati kehidupan yang lebih baik,” kata Adilah mengakhiri perbualannya.

Pilihan insurans kucing yang ada di Malaysia

Peka dengan keadaan ini, pihak Oyen juga menawarkan insurans bagi kucing kesayangan anda. Bak kata pepatah, sediakan payung sebelum hujan. Sebelum kucing anda jatuh sakit dan anda terpaksa menanggung kos rawatan yang tinggi setiap bulan, dapatkan insurans sebagai perlindungan. Dengan harga yang murah, serta proses tuntutan hanya secara online, ketahui lebih lanjut mengenai insurans ini di sini!

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Adopting is almost always a better alternative to buying a pet dog. Though the exact numbers are not documented, an estimate of 40% of shelter animals worldwide are euthanized due to overpopulation problems. By opting to adopt a dog from the various shelters in Malaysia, you’re not only saving a life but also giving it a fresh start.

While the process of adoption may seem stressful, you can break it down into simple steps. We have compiled a Malaysian dog adoption checklist for you to make sure you've got everything checked before bringing your new companion home. 

1. Find a suitable adoption site

Not all dog adoption centres or animal shelters are built the same. Therefore, picking the right adoption site is essential to ensure the adoption process goes by smoothly. Firstly, talk to the staff in charge about the types of dogs they offer. Consider the living environments of the dogs, where the dogs are from, and if the dogs are handled ethically. 

Next, discuss the adoption fees and relevant terms and conditions. Some adoption centres in Malaysia even go to the extent of checking the premises of potential adopters before approving their adoption requests. So make sure you're clear of all the prerequisites for adopting from the chosen centre and prepare them accordingly.  

Here are some websites of non-profit Malaysian animal shelters with adorable dogs that are up for adoption:  

Carefully weigh the pros and cons of each dog adoption shelter and choose one that best suits your needs.

2. Discuss with your family member

Adding a new member into your family household comes with a substantial amount of commitment. Keeping that in mind, it's crucial to discuss the responsibility of having a dog with your family members beforehand.

Run through the expected costs and long-term expenses that come with adopting a dog, and reflect on your readiness for a new pup as a family unit. 

3. Prepare the Essential items for your dog

Before welcoming your new furry friend home, you'll need to make sure your space is ready for them. A dog bed is arguably one of the most important dog accessories as it gives them a sense of comfort. The best type of bed for your dog to sleep on depends on its size, sleeping style, and of course, preferences. 

Here’s a list of other highly recommended essentials for your newly adopted dog:  

  • Leash and dog collars
  • Grooming equipment and supplies
  • Dog carrier or crate   
  • Dog gates 
  • First-aid supplies

Other than that, you can also get dog toys to promote your dog's natural chewing behaviour and playful nature. Choosing interactive toys such as Frisbees or balls creates an opportunity for you to play together and bond with your dog. Moreover, it's best to have toys that your dog can play with indoors and outdoors. This will allow your dog to familiarize itself better with its new surroundings while having fun.

4. Consider your home environment

The most vital consideration when adopting a dog is if your home is dog-proof. Keep away hazards such as electrical cords, sharp items, or poisonous chemicals like cleaning products or medications. Additionally, if you have any indoor plants, make sure they're pet-friendly and not harmful to your dog. 

It's common for high-rise buildings in Malaysia to have a 'no pets rule.' Therefore, if you live in a condo or apartment, make sure it’s a pet-friendly environment. Talk to the local council and condo management to determine if there are any breed restrictions too. Sorting out these questions helps to avoid any unnecessary issues after adopting.

5. Visit the dog you’re interested in

Meeting the dog at its shelter before the adoption is a great way to get to ice-break and better know each other. Spend a few hours with the dog before adopting it, so the dog has time to get acquainted with you and your family members. 

It's also recommended for you to take note of its food and eating habits at the dog shelter. This will give you an idea of the best food for your adopted dog and how often you should feed it at home. 

Furthermore, when visiting the dog, it's also encouraged for you to look out for red flags in the dog, such as:

  • Non-stop barking or growling: could mean that the dog has a hard time adjusting to new people and environments  
  • Too calm and non-responsive: could be a sign of the dog feeling under the weather 
  • Lunges on other dogs or people: indicates the aggressive nature of the dog
  • Hides from you in its kennel: shows that the dog is fearful or afraid of people 

This will help you understand the potential struggles you may have to deal with upon adopting the dog and, consequently, re-evaluate your adoption decision. 

On top of that, assess if the dog shelter or owner is reluctant to show you the dog's medical history. If this is the case, you should question their hesitation before making the final decision to adopt.

6. Give your dog enough space 

Your adopted dog will need time to accustom itself to you and your home. Allow it to get comfortable at its own pace, and do not forcefully train your dog. Say your adopted dog doesn't want to go down the stairs, do not force it. Instead, let it learn by itself, and over time, you'll see your adopted dog going up and down the stairs. 
During the first few months in its new home, your dog may go out and about to explore its surroundings. So it's definitely a good idea to microchip your dog as well. This will give an extra layer of assurance by reducing the chances of your dog going missing. Apart from that, you could get put on a simple identification tag on its collar too.

7. Make an appointment with a veterinarian

Dogs in pet shelters often live in a packed condition with hundreds of other animals. This increases the risk of the dog contracting an infectious disease or developing sickness without being noticed. That said, it's undoubtedly a wise decision for you to make an appointment with a vet clinic as soon as possible to rule out any possibilities of illness. 

In some cases, the adoption fees of a dog will be used to vaccinate it before handing it over to the adopted. But this may not apply for all adopted dogs as the adoption policies in each dog shelter differ. 

If you’re unsure about which vaccinations, checkups and deworming procedures are suitable for your new furkid, the Oyen Pet Wellness Plan is a convenient, simple, and hassle-free solution for Selangor and KL pet owners. This health and wellness plan ensures your new companion gets all the necessary vaccines, checkups, and infection prevention measures it requires to stay in the pink of health! 

In addition to that, getting your pet insured ensures it gets timely and effective treatment when necessary without you having to fret and worry about sky-high vet bills. 


Adopting a dog is the start of a beautiful and memorable journey. We hope this adoption checklist helps you through the process of adopting a dog (and makes it less stressful). 

Good luck with adopting your dog friend! 

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2020 and 2021 have been bad years for just about everyone. But the one thing that keeps us going is our beloved pet that is available to us anytime during our hard times.

This new year, let us spoil our pets with exciting gifts that they are deserving of! 

To give you some inspiration, we have collected 22 gifts that you must get for your pet in 2022. Check it out now. 

1. Pet grooming bag

Pets generally don’t like grooming. Sometimes, the sweetest furbaby can become violent too! 

This pet grooming bag will help restrain your pet without hurting them. Besides using this bag for grooming, you also can use it for baths, nail-cutting, and giving medicine. Definitely the perfect gift for you and your pet

Price: RM8.99

Suitable for: Small Pets/Puppies/Kittens

Where to buy: Shopee

2. Pet Grooming Scissors

For this new year, start grooming your pets instead of going to a pet groomer.

This grooming set comes with everything you need to trim your pet's coat from head to tail. The straight scissors are for longer coats and the curved one can be used for areas around the head, eyes, ears, legs and paws. 

Before attempting to do this yourself, do ask your vet or current groomer for tips and advice.

Price: RM58.99

Suitable for: Cats and dogs

Where to buy: Shopee

3. Pet Grooming Brush Glove

This brush glove works more efficiently than a regular brush. 

It mimics the touch of your hand for a massage with 180 soft silicone tips that are gentle with your pet’s coat. Their fur sticks to the glove and you can remove it easily after.

Price: RM2.38

Suitable for: All sizes and breeds

Where to buy: Shopee

4. Cats & Dog Toothbrush & Toothpaste Dental Care Set

Fun fact: Cats and dogs need to take care of their oral hygiene too. This will prolong their lifespan and will prevent oral-related diseases.

This new year, for healthier gums and teeth, give them a complete dental set consisting of toothpaste and a toothbrush. In each set, you will get 2 finger brushes, 1 two-headed toothbrush and 1 toothpaste. 

Do note to never use human toothpaste or toothbrushes on your furkids!

Price: RM14.50

Suitable for: Cats and dogs

Where to buy: Shopee

5. Pet insurance

Start insuring your pets this new year! If you are a smart & responsible pet owner, then start getting the best protection for your furkids today! 

With pet insurance, you can be assured with a peace of mind when your furkid falls ill unexpectedly or gets into an accident. Check it out here for more information.

6. Bringing your pets for a complete checkup

Nothing beats a comprehensive checkup for your pet(s) every year. It definitely costs much less to prevent or manage any illnesses/symptoms early than detecting it much later. 

A complete checkup Regular checkups, at least on an annual basis, will help both you and your pet in the long run.

Check out Oyen Wellness plans for a bundle of checkup, consultation, vaccinations and deworming here.

7. Vaccinations

Next, don't forget to give your beloved pet the gift of vaccination this new year. With proper vaccinations, you will prevent deadly diseases and viruses. Kittens and puppies will need 3 vaccines in early stages of their life to fully protect them.

By making sure that your furry friends are vaccinated, you are giving them a priceless gift, with a longer life span.

Find out more about your cat vaccinations here.

8. Microchipping

Another gift you can get is getting your pet microchipped.

Microchipping is a non-invasive and painless process. If your pet ever goes missing, he/she can be found and returned to you with a permanent identification such as a microchip. 

Many pets have been successfully reunited with their owners because of the microchip. Just remember to register the microchip ID on a central microchip database!

If you are interested in buying a microchip and have your vet administer it, check out this article.

9. Deworming

Don't let those disgusting worms and parasites live in your pet's body. Besides harming your pet, these parasites also can cause danger to humans if they are not handled properly.

By going to your veterinary clinic for a regular deworming procedure, it is not only a gift for your pet in terms of health, but also a gift for your own health in the long term.

10. Pet Chewing Toys

Ahh.. pets and their chewing toys. If you notice that your pet’s toys are breaking or pieces are coming off, then it is time to replace them! Old and damaged toys can cause serious harm if ingested by your pet.

This new year, reward your pets by giving them a new chewing toy with higher durability. This chewing toy from Honeycare is made using soft fabric and does not shed lint easily. On top of that, it is easily washable so you can clean it whenever it is necessary.

Price: Starting from RM13.28

Suitable for: Cats and dogs

Where to buy: Shopee

11. Cat Teaser Stick

Did you know that cat toys can help satisfy your cat’s urge to hunt in a safe and convenient way? Without enough stimulation, cats will scratch your furniture or even destroy your shoes!

A cat teaser stick consists of a stick with feathers or small toys attached at the end. These toys’ movements mimic your cat’s prey such as insects and small birds. It will excite your cats and they will enjoy quality play time while exercising too.

Price: Starting from RM2.99

Suitable for: Cats 

Where to buy: Shopee

12. Cat Grasp & Chase Interactive Toys

Let's be honest, cat toys can easily disappear and you have to crouch over your furniture to look for them. 

This new year, get a complete set of these Cat Grasp & Chase Interactive Toys. With 2 play rods and 5 cat grasp interactive toys with feathers, it is a great way to keep your cat busy and satisfied in 2022, and not have to find ways to replenish them when they get lost!

Price: RM15.50

Suitable for: Cats 

Where to buy: Shopee

Discover more must-buy cat toys here.

13. Pet Clothes

Time to give your pet a wardrobe change. If you are afraid of putting clothes onto your pet, don’t worry, it is okay as long as you’re not doing any harm to them.

If your pet has patience and looks comfortable, go for it! But if your pet is struggling, then it is probably not a great idea.

Price: Starting from RM9.80

Suitable for: Cats and dogs under 6kg
Where to buy: Shopee

14. Surgical Clothing

If you are planning to neuter and spay your cat or maybe preparing for a surgery next year, then this is for you. 

This surgical vest can replace the pet cone/collars in preventing your pets from licking their wounds that can cause infections.

Price: Starting from RM9.80

Suitable for: Cats and dogs under 6kg

Where to buy: Shopee

15. Dog Anxiety Vest

A dog anxiety vest can help calm your pets that are afraid of loud noises such as the thunderstorms or fireworks.

Some pets may even shrug when they are in public places as well. If this sounds exactly like your dog, it is time to try this in 2022.

This vest will apply a gentle pressure that helps your dog feel more safe and less anxious. 

Price: Starting from RM23.60

Suitable for: Dogs

Where to buy: Shopee

16. Pet Raincoat

Malaysia, our beloved country, is known for its tropical climate and monsoon season. 

If you have your own umbrella or raincoat for the wet weather, why not get your pet a raincoat too? This will prevent your pet from getting wet and cold, especially when you bring them outdoors.

Price: Starting from RM18.00

Suitable for: Dogs

Where to buy: Shopee

17. Pet Carrier (Cat / Small Dogs)

Choosing a good pet carrier is essential whether you are planning to take your pet out or for a veterinary visit. When choosing the right carrier, it will depend on the size and breed of your pet.

This pet carrier is suitable for cats and small dogs. You can fit an adult cat or around 4 kittens in this carrier. This carrier is also foldable for easier storage.

Price: Starting from RM18.69

Suitable for: Cats and small dogs

Where to buy: Shopee

For more pet carrier or backpack recommendations, you can read all about it here.

18. Pet Tents

It is common to see a dog with a dog house, but how about giving our cats their own tents. Your cat will look adorable and they do naturally love enclosed spaces like tents.

Instead of the same old shoebox they usually use, this tent will give your cat a more comfortable space that has more privacy to it.

Price: Starting from RM15.60

Suitable for: Cats

Where to buy: Shopee

19. Pet Bed Cushion

Does your cat love sleeping on your bed? Give them their own space with this pet bed cushion. With super soft material, your pets will be more comfortable and have their own bed too!

Price: Starting from RM7.45

Suitable for: Cats and small dogs

Where to buy: Shopee

Discover more dog beds here.

20. Cat Tree House / Cat Condo

If you are a cat owner, you will know how important a cat tree house is for your pet. It is a suitable place to fulfill their natural instinct (climbing, playing and scratching). 

Without a cat tree house, don’t be surprised if you find scratch marks on your sofa.

With 5 designs of cat tree house offered, you can choose the most suitable design based on the space available in your house. Now, your cat will own their own little private living space.

Price: Starting from RM96.79

Suitable for: Cats 

Where to buy: Shopee

21. Automatic Cat Toilet

We love our cats but maybe less so when we have to scoop their excretes from their litter box.

Perhaps this is more a gift for you than your pet - a smart cat toilet with fully automatic function to clean cat litter! Now, you can wake up in the morning without having to clean your cat litter anymore. Yay for you and your cat!

Price: Starting from RM699.00

Suitable for: Cats

Where to buy: Shopee

22. Automatic Pet Feeder

For busy furparents, this automatic pet feeder is perfect for you. You can preset which times to dispense food and at your chosen serving size. You can also control this automatic pet feeder remotely from your phone if you ever forget to feed your pet!

This is extremely useful when you have to be away for longer periods of time or feed your pet in the morning without having to wake up early! 

Certain versions also come with a camera so that you can monitor your pet at home while away.

Price: Starting from RM132.50

Suitable for: Cats and dogs

Where to buy: Shopee


You can buy any gifts from anywhere in the world, but nothing can be compared to your pet’s health. By looking after your pet's health and well-being from the start, you will give your pets a healthier and happier life by preventing or reducing the chances of diseases and infections.

If you are not a part of the Oyen Fam yet, we have a perfect plan that will help you to cover the cost of taking care of your pet. 

Oyen Wellness is a plan that covers vaccines, physical checkups and deworming for cats and dogs. If you're interested to know more about this plan, don’t forget to check it out here.

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