Helping Your Cat with the Moving Process

Let's talk about helping your cat with the moving process. When you are moving there is a lot going on and the whole process can be stressful. Moving affects pets too. This article will discuss what you can do to keep your cat happy during the moving process.

Cats don't understand why you're moving. They just know that all of a sudden they're in a different house with different smells and they no longer know where everything is. Many cats get scared or mad and don't always handle this situation well. So, what can you do?

Before you even move there are some things you can do. While packing up your home do it one room at a time. Put all of your cat's things like bed, food, toys, and litter box in an empty room so your cat isn't in your way and constantly being disturbed.

Once you get in your new house, once again put all of your cat's things in an empty room or put your cat in the first room you unpack. As long as your cat seems calm, allow it to explore the new house.

Don't let your cat outside until it is used to the new house. If you put your cat outside it may run away because it is scared and wants to find your old house. You don't want to lose your cat somewhere that it is unfamiliar with so you may want to avoid allowing your cat out for awhile after the move.

Do whatever you can to keep your cat happy. You will be busy unpacking at your new house, but take time to play with your cat and pet it. Moving is scary for pets, it is your job as the owner to keep your cat happy and make it feel safe. If your cat feels safe, it can have fun exploring your house and finding new places to hide or take naps.  

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