Nov 3 13

Top Tips to Make Moving House Easier For Your Cat

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Moving home can have real impact on your cat, they can often sense if you are stressed and this can make them anxious. There are a few things you can do to ensure the transition to your new home is much more relaxed and comfortable for them, so they are not so confused and scared by the sudden changes.

Many cat owners are often worried about their pets trying to find their way back to their old home, especially as they get very attached to certain areas. These simple tips can help to make sure they are kept safe at their new home:

Packing – When packing your belongings it is best to keep your cat away or in a certain room to prevent them from getting in the way. The sudden change in appearance of your home with the amount of boxes around can often put them on edge. They may also get settled into a box or container and may accidently get ‘packed’ if they are cleverly disguised.

Moving – Similar to when you are packing it is best to lock your cat away in a room as the arrival of the movers combined with the disruption of loading can cause your cat to panic and flee from the house. You will then have to wait for them to return before you can leave for your new home.

Transportation – When transporting your cat to your new home it is essential that you first put them in a cat carrier as they don’t like to travel and they may try to escape. It is also very important that you do not allow them to see the route you are taking to your new home. This is due to the fact that they may try to find their way back home if they can remember the route taken.

Your New Home – Once you are ready to release your cat into your new home, make sure it is in a secure room with the windows and doors shut. Let them explore the area while they mark it as their own. Lay out their bedding but make sure it is unwashed so they have something familiar to sleep on. You also need to ensure there is a litter tray, food, water and some toys available to them.

Over the next few days allow them more freedom around the rest of the house, if you ever let them outside make sure you accompany them at all times for at least a few weeks until they have formed an attachment to your new home.

If you want to make sure there is minimal disruption for your move so you have more time to concentrate on creating a more comfortable and stress free environment for your cat, call us here at Five Oceans Moving. We can provide our exceptional packing and removals services to give you one less thing to worry about. Call us today on 01865 349017 for more information.