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Moving with the cat: tips against stress for the house tiger


Because cats are very attached to their home, no room tiger likes to move. Carefulness is the be-all and end-all when there is a change of residence for the owner and pet. Read here how you can best do it so that your cat experiences as little stress as possible. Moving with the cat: tips against stress for the house tiger - Photo: Shutterstock / Werner Gillmer

If you move with your cat, stress is inevitable for them. One possibility: the cat boarding house. Your Miez can stay there for the moving days. If you want to have your cat with you, you should make it as comfortable as possible:

Moving with the cat: the preparations

First of all you should of course clarify with the new landlord whether he agrees to keep cats. You can also find out about veterinarians in the new location in advance. If the move also involves a longer car journey, you should buy a transport box for the cat and get your darling used to it step by step.

Once these things have been resolved, preparations can begin in the old home. The best thing to do is to give your room tiger a retreat, for example an already vacated room in which you can put all of the cat's usual things. Of course, your animal will notice that a change is pending and that everything around it is becoming more hectic. Nevertheless, try to pay as much attention as possible to the cat. Allow time for pats in a quiet environment.

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Moving with a cat: the day of the move

Cats don't like the hustle and bustle of moving. Therefore, leave them in the cat room you set up before, while you and your helpers clear the rest of the apartment. The cat room should then come last. It is best to prepare everything for your velvet paw in the new home so that it can get used to the new environment slowly and stress-free. Old and well-known pieces of furniture naturally facilitate this process. Pay a lot of attention to your cat again now. Clearance after the move should only take a period of one to two weeks to get used to.

In the new home: moving tips

In the new home, it is best to bring your kitty back into a separate cat room, in which it is best to already find a few well-known pieces of furniture, the scratching post and cat toys. First, move all other rooms to avoid stressing your cat with moving boxes and running back and forth. Depending on the nature of the cat, you can decide whether your velvet paw stays in the booth for a long time (anxious cat) or can explore everything in the new environment after a short time (curious cat). Make sure that your fur nose does not come into contact with dangerous objects such as nails or substances such as paint or varnish - there is usually a lot of things lying around during a move that could be dangerous for animals.