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Moving Your Cat to a New Home

If you’re moving soon and feeling unsure of how to appropriately move your cat with you, you’re not alone! Moving in itself is hard enough and moving with a cat, or multiple cats, can add another level of stress. However, there are some important actions to keep in mind as you plan your move to a new home with your feline friend.

Pack Their Things Together

Just like the moving boxes with each room’s name handwritten on them, you’ll want to pack all of your cat’s essentials in one place for simplicity and easy access. This way, you’ll know exactly where your cat’s food, water bowls, litter box, toys, accessories, etc. can be located when you move into your new home. Not only will this help with your organization, but it will also ensure that your cat’s prized possessions don’t get lost during the transition. Once it comes time to actually move your cat from your current place to your new home, be sure to use a reliable cat carrier, or something similar, to ensure their safety and comfort. You can check out our tips for traveling with your pet for more helpful insights!

Give Them a New Space They’ll Love

One of the first things you’ll want to do once you get to your new home is set up your cat’s living quarters! This allows your feline to have their own place to decompress during what can be a very stressful time for them. It can also be beneficial and reinforce a positive experience at your new home if you spoil your cat with some new sensory toys or a great scratching post for their new spot.

Extra Attention May Be Required

Moving into a new home is not just physically draining, but it can be mentally and emotionally taxing as well. If your cat gets anxiety from the move, be sure to give them some extra love and attention. This will help both you and your cat unwind and relax. Whether it’s sweet snuggles, lounging together, or some good ole playtime, giving your cat extra attention during a move can reassure you both that everything is going to be alright.

Keep Up Their Routine

If your cat has a routine that they’ve grown to know and love, be sure to get back on track as soon as you can once you’re settled into your new home! Cats that grow fond of a routine will miss it if it gets disrupted, so re-establishing that same routine in your new place can be an extremely successful way to get your cat adjusted quickly and in a positive manner.

Practice Patience

As with any change in life, it’s important to be patient when moving cats to a new home. Depending on your unique cat, it can take anywhere from just a few hours to multiple weeks for them to fully acclimate to their new space and surroundings. Like you’ve done in the past, be your pet’s best companion and support them through the process.

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We want your move with your cat to be a successful one, which should include giving your cat the good stuff as a reward for being moved to a new home. For more tips and tricks or product updates, be sure to check out Our Blog: For the Pet Obsessed.

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