Cats are not a big fan of change in location. Just like humans, it is also stressful for cats to suddenly move to a totally new location. Even for us humans, moving is a stressful task – all the more for a cat. So try these things to make the entire moving experience easier for the cat.
Prepare in Advance
You can spend some time to make your cat conformable with the entire moving process. This will reduce the anxiety. You can carry your cat in a carrier, this will be an easy way to carry them by car travel or air travel. Apart from that, start the packing in advance in so that you can make the packing process kind of fun instead of being stressed out.
If your cat loves to play in empty boxes, then let her! During the day of packing make sure your cat’s schedule is normal, this will reduce the anxiety. Have a consultation with your veterinary doctor in advance regarding the vaccinations and other records if you are moving to a new place.
Day of Moving
In order to have a smooth moving experience, keep your cat in a separate room with sufficient food and water. Supervise him on regular intervals. Empty the room’s content ahead of time so that there is minimal disturbance to agitate your cat.
The New Home for your Cat
Make sure to cat proof the entire home. Look for potential dangers and take necessary precautions to create a safe home for your cat. Discard hazardous items like pesticides, cleaning supplies, insect repellents that may be present. In addition to it, create a safe place for your cat so that he can get a quiet place. You can also set up the room with similar furniture and a little box with food, toys, and water.
This will create a familiar environment for your cat. Make sure your cat is not frightened of the change in environment, gradually expose him to the new environment under your supervision. Meanwhile, you can also set up your cat’s home where you will permanently keep them. by this, your cat will also have a safe place to return if he is not comfortable or far out of his comfort area.
Try to engage your cat and help him associate with the new home. Play with the cat and do your regular cuddling or play – this will help them to adapt to the new place easily.