A smooth move with your cat
We have found some very interesting tips for a stress-free move for your pet.
Here is the advice of Daniel Filion, the educator and feline behavior specialist at AccèsVet:
Isolate your cat in a room with their usual food and litter. Indicate on the door that there is a cat inside, both in your old home and in your new one. Choose a quiet room where there is little traffic.
If your cat is calm, let him out once the move is complete and everything is in place (furniture, boxes, etc.).
Keep your cat in his isolation room until he feels comfortable there, then give him access to one floor at a time. Wait until calm returns to the house before letting him explore further.
Rub the bottom of the walls with a blanket your cat has slept on to deposit its scent. You can also use Feliway, a solution to help cats adapt to difficult situations and feel good.
Place treats in all rooms to encourage your cat to explore quickly and associate their new home with something positive.
Play with your cat in rooms where it has trouble adjusting.
Moving can be exhausting for us, but it's even harder for our feline companions. They attach great importance to their routine and the stability of their territory. They therefore have to deal with many changes, such as creating a new routine and adapting to a new territory.
Read more in the full article on the website of the Veterinary Hospital and Animal Complex AccèsVet