We all know that the whole moving process is not really a piece of cake, but imagine how confusing it must seem from a cat’s perspective! The days before your move are likely to be somewhat chaotic, and your precious pet won’t be able to comprehend what’s going on, which is why you need to keep some things in mind if you want to make sure your cat does not feel all the stress and pressure of the relocation. Stick to these tips Cross Country Movers Group has prepared for you, and you don’t have to worry about anything.
Do not change your cat’s routine
We understand that your move will be hectic, and you will have so many tricky tasks to take care of, but it is advisable to put some effort into keeping your cat’s daily routine unchanged as much as possible. As a cat owner, you should know that these animals need their routine in order to make sense of the world, which means disrupting it could easily make them perplexed and anxious. To prevent that from happening, do not change your cat’s feeding times, and do your best to keep the same schedule for playing, and to give your feline friend enough attention.
Keep your cat calm
Animals are instinctive, so no matter how hard you try to respect the previously mentioned, the chances are that your cat will feel the big change coming, at least at some level. For that reason, it is of utmost importance that you try to keep it calm all the way throughout the relocation process. Another important thing to do is to remain calm yourself, as your cat will feel it if you are anxious and stressed-out, and that will only make it restless.
Take your cat to the vet
Before you decide to leave your home with a pet, you need to make sure that it is 100% healthy and ready for a long distance move. Cats are no exception. Request a full medical check-up and gather the copies of your cat’s medical records to bring them with you. It might also be a good idea to talk to your vet about cat sedation (anti-anxiety medication) in case you suspect the trip will be too frightening for it.
Make sure you have a carrier
Keeping your cat in a carrier during the trip is of crucial importance both for its own safety and for the safety of the passengers. When looking for one, check its size and construction before you make your choice. Your cat should be able to sit, stand, turn around, and lie down in the carrier you pick. Yet again, it should not be able to escape, so make sure that the carrier in question is well-constructed.
We hope that this guide will help you go through your move with your cat without any problems. If you need more moving tips or help with the relocation process, feel free to contact Cross Country Movers Group – we are here to help you.