Moving to a new state with a cat
Moving to a new household with a cat is a challenging task. Anyone who knows them knows that cats aren’t a big fan of change. In fact, when it comes to changing a living environment, a cat will most likely show some odd behavior as a result. Cats are creatures of habit, but if you dare disturb their routine with a move, here is how to do it in the least painful way:
1.Familiarize them with the carrier
During the moving days, your furry friend will most likely spend a lot of the time in its carrier, so it’s crucial that carriers get introduced to them early on. Allow your cat time to get used to his carrier. Leave it sitting out with the door open and a comfy bed inside. Occasionally leave a couple of cat treats as well, just to see them work their way in and out.
2.Don’t forget their favorite things
Just as you pack your clothes, books, and technology, designate a box for your pet’s personal things, and take as many as you can. More things they bring with them, less unfamiliar the new place will be, which hopefully makes them less stressed. A toy or a comfort-blanket during the transportation and moving in will make a difference for your beloved, scared feline.
3.Stick to the routine
Don’t let your pet see you frazzled up and ignoring them. They can sense minutes changes within us, which in turn can make them just as upset. Make time for your cat during the moving, just like you would on a regular day. Pets.webmd.com recommends sticking closely to his or her regular schedule for feeding, play, and attention. A feeder with a timer can be helpful to make sure your cat eats at the same time each day.
4.Move house before you move the pet
Set up as much as you can, even just in a room, before you introduce the animal to the new home. Confine them to a section of the house while they slowly adjust to their surroundings. Give your cat lots of attention and introduce familiar objects like said toys or blankets as soon as possible. Make them feel as at home as you do!