Cat Tips Newsletter
In this newsletter, I'll teach you how to move house with your cat.
Moving your cat to a new home can be a smooth transition for you and your pet. You can prevent your cat from running away if you take time to acclimate her.
5. Purchase a carrier for your cat to travel in.
When You Move
.... BUT there is NO need for this if you simply follow the bonding and anxiety exercises in Cat Secrets Manual.
NEVER tranquilize or medicate your cat with ANY human medications! (Even Ibuprofen and asprin can KILL your cat!!)
Be sure to re do the bonding techniques found in our "Cat Training Manual" once you've arrived in your new home, as well as a quick "refresher" of the training so your cat gets used to coming when called again etc in the new environment.
* Outdoor cats only live about half as long as indoor cats plus in the city there is increased risk of your cat getting into fights with other pets, kill birds or squirrels, dig up neighbors' gardens, or get hit by a car... so only let her outside when you can keep an eye on her or train her to be well behaved.
First hold and pet them. Before you put them down outside in their new home, put butter on the pads of their feet. Their scent is transferred to the ground and they know where home is. This works about 90% of the time.
For both indoor and outdoor cats, take it to the litterbox first when you arrive in your new home, and let it learn the house from there. To ensure your cat is safe on the journey, be sure to use a pet carrier. Many airlines let you fly with a cat on the seat next to you (in the appropriate carrier such as those made by Sherpa). Call the airline for details.
Lastly, be sure to bond with your cat as soon as you arrive and use the solution to anxiety found in our Cat Training Manual to make it a happy transition for you both.
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