How to Move House With Your Cat
Many of us have chosen to share our home with a fluffy companion. When the time comes to change that home, we face the question, ‘how do I move with my pet cat?’ Cats, much like cat people, are a particular breed: quiet, independent, lovers of routine, not big fans of change. When a cat grows to know a certain space, they can get very attached to the said space.
Moving with pets puts some additional strain on your moving schedule. Dogs, for example, take things very differently, but the whole experience is no less stressful for them. With that in mind, moving house with your cat is never easy, but we’ve gathered a few suggestions and moving tips to answer the question, ‘How to move house with cats?‘
Preparing to move house with cats
Moving to a new house creates inner tension, and your cat will feel the same, only ten times worse. It will be hard, but even if you feel nervous, don’t lose your composure. Putting efforts into this will help your cat stay calm too.
Things should stay the same
We know all too well how busy things get around a house move, but try not to change the feeding schedule of your feline friend. The place of the toys, even scattered, is what’s normal for the cat. The scratching posts, especially the litter tray, shouldn’t be moved. To avoid causing unneeded anxiety in your cat, leave packing those items for the very end.
Do your best to pack one room at a time rather than starting to pack in haste every room at once. This way you’ll not only find it easier to keep the packing process more organised but will also help your cat feel more at ease with fewer things changing at once.
Take the moving boxes and the cat carrier out
Two weeks before the move, take all cardboard boxes and the cat carrier out. At first, your kitty will be wondering what those things are, but once they explore and sees there’s nothing wrong, they will calm down. This is also a good way for your feline companion to get used to the carrier if they haven’t already.
Take the time to introduce the new things
It’s a good idea to take some time to visit the new place with your pet before moving day and preferably after it had undergone pre-tenancy cleaning. Let your cat roam and explore your new house. Cats love to wander around, so it’s not a bad thing to let your adorable feline get a taste, a smell, and a whisker rub of your new place.
Love your cat
It doesn’t matter if you’re moving to a new house or not. The more love there is, the better everything will be. Moving house with a cat doesn’t have to be a worrying matter. With the right plan and the right home removals company, everything will be a breeze!