Cats grow to know the space they live in and they can get very attached to it. Therefore, moving a cat to a new home is not an easy task. Here, we have gathered 5 rules to help your cat get used to the new home.
#1: New and Old Things
Relocating is stressful for humans; your cat will feel the same tension, and it’s hard to control their natural instincts. To make it feel like home again, make sure old things stay the same. The place you keep your cat’s toys, the litter box, etc.
Before the big moving day, make sure you bring your cat to your new place and let it explore. Cats love to wander around, so it’s not a bad thing to let them get a taste, a smell and a whisker rub around the new place.
What invaders? Boxes!
Every new item in a cat’s kingdom has to be inspected, sniffed, rubbed and explored. Letting your cat explore your moving boxes for a few days before the move is a very good idea.
Don’t underestimate your pet’s intellect. Your cat already knows something weird is happening.
3#: Make sure your cat is safe and sound while H2H Movers works magic
To keep your cat safe, close it off in a room on moving day. Make sure it has a bowl of food and water, a litter box and a few toys to keep it busy. This will minimize the stress of the situation, and you won’t have to worry about a possible prison break.
When physically transporting your cat from point A to point B, show tremendous care. Use a spacious, dry crate.
It’s not advisable to give the cat food, as it might throw up.
#4: At the New Place
Lock your cat in its own room during the unloading phase for the same reasons as before.
Letting your cat explore the new place should be done when everything is unpacked and in the right place. There is no hassle, there is only happiness and a sense of accomplishment in the air.
Don’t forget to update the ID tags, if the cat has any.
And be sure to find the nearest vet in your new location.