Moving With A Cat
3 Things to Know About Moving with A Cat
So you’ve decided to move! Your cat will be happy about all the boxes but they might be a little anxious too. The changes at home before the move and the new living space can be nerve wracking for a cat! Moving a cat comes with some challenges but you can prepare and make it easy for both of you. Here’s what to expect from your kitty and a few wasy you can help them feel safe and secure throughout the move.
Your cat might not like being in a pet carrier. Help your cat acclimate to being in the carrier by leaving it out the week leading up to your move. If your pet really hates the carrier, try leaving treats inside to help build positive associations and use a calming spray on the interior to help them feel at ease. On the day of the move, try putting one of your t-shirts in the carrier with your pet so they know you’re nearby during the transition.
Create a safe space for your kitty on moving day. All the hustle and bustle of moving day can generate a lot of stress for a cat. If you can confine your pet to an area where they have their own space, away from the strangers and action in your home, they’ll handle the transition more easily. Putting them in their own area also helps ensure that they don’t get outside while doors are open. Make sure your cat has access to a litter box and some favorite toys.
Introduce your cat to its new home slowly! Let your cat acclimate to one room first, then explore the space one room at a time together. You can help your kitty understand the space is safe by offering treats, toys and lots of affection. If you cat is still feeling anxious try using a calming spray or diffuser to help them relax. Make sure your cat knows the location of the food and water bowls and the litter box.
Blue Whale Moving, Inc. can handle the heavy lifting on your moving day so that you can focus on taking care of yourself and your kitty! Give us a call or request your free, no-nonsense quote today!