Moving house with your cat

Cats are territorial little creatures, and especially with house cats, familiarity with their environment is key to relieving anxiety and related health issues.

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Moving house with your cat

iCatCare has an excellent article on moving house with your cat

Cats are territorial little creatures, and especially with house cats, familiarity with their environment is key to relieving anxiety and related health issues.

Moving house with your cat can be a stressful experience for both of you!

As we’ve covered in other articles, anxiety brought on by an unfamiliarity with a cat’s environment can trigger some health issues, so planning a move with your cat in ind is really important.

The article has some excellent advice, some our our favourites include:

Before the removal van arrives it is advisable to place your cat in one room – the ideal location may well be a bedroom. Think about where this furniture will go in the new home as your cat may see this as its safe place in the future and it therefore needs to be a room where there is unlimited access.

Keep your cat indoors for at least two weeks to get used to the new environment.

Introduce your cat to the outdoors gradually by initially opening the door and going together into the garden.

Moving house is stressful enough, let alone with a cat who’s unsure what’s going on around them. With proper planning you can make the transition to a new property as seamless as possible.

In addition to the above, we recommend using a variety of cat relaxants to help your cat settle into its new surrounding. Use this link to browse a range of products on Amazon.

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  1. Pets are really difficult to deal with when a person is moving homes. Especially with all the removals of this and that going on, it’s really really important to keep them monitored for trauma and stress!

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