Relocating with your cat

Relocating with your cat

Cats develop strong bonds with their environment so house moves are potentially stressful. Here’s how you can help your cat settle in:

  • Keep your cat indoors for at least two weeks to get used to the new environment


  • Provide small, frequent meals


  • Maintain routines adopted in your previous house to provide continuity and familiarity


  • Help your cat feel secure in her new home by spreading her scent throughout the house. Take a soft cotton cloth and rub your cat gently around the cheeks and head to collect the scent from glands around her face. Rub this cloth or glove against the corners of doorways, walls and furniture at cat height to help your cat to become familiar with her territory as quickly as possible. Repeat this process daily until you start to see your cat rubbing against objects


Extra care should be given to an indoor cat because a new environment will be potentially unsettling


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