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Moving Tips For Cat Lovers

It's always tough to move. Every member of the family feels the stress of a move, even your cats.

But you can prepare so that when moving time arrives you have taken certain precautions. You can be prepared so that your cats' health is not adversely affected.

You will be very busy with countless details pertaining to the move, so be sure to include your pets in your planning.

When it's time to pack, you may want to send your cats to a relative’s house or to a neighbor's house until the packing is completed.

The same idea would apply on the day that the movers come to load their van with your household belongings. The movers will be handling heavy items like furniture or refrigerators, and won't be thinking about not stepping on a curious kitty.

The worst thing yet would be if one of your cats chose to inspect the moving van and got accidentally trapped there without anybody knowing it.

Most indoor cats are used to staying inside even when the door is open for a few minutes when visitors come. But with the doors open for an extended period as will happen during loading, there is too much of a danger that cats might dart out before anybody sees them.

It’s a good idea to have your cats wear their identity collars well before the move so they get used to it again. You will want to make sure that they have the collars on at your new destination.

Once you've arrived at your new home you should promptly update their collar information, especially your new address.

Unlike other animals that might be able to find their way to their new home easily, cats can get disoriented in new places. Therefore they can easily get lost, hence the importance of having them wear their updated collar.

Cats that need medication and get lost can be in danger. Therefore, their collar can be essential in keeping your cats safe and healthy.

You will need to make sure you have fixed up their travel spot, providing them with food and water, and a litter box.

Since your cats are not used to travel by car, they may get motion sick. Talk to your vet about this issue before you get on the road, to make sure you have any special medication readily available.

If they travel in a carrier, you can provide them a sense of security by covering the carrier, especially as you pass through crowded and noisy places on the road. Cats love to hide from the world to feel safe.

At your new destination you will need to promptly arrange for a vet that can be consulted in case special medicines are needed. Eventually, they will need to see their new vet for normal checkups.

You will need to make arrangements with your vet at your old residence to make sure that your cats' records can be forwarded to your new vet.

Finally, you will enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have looked after all the needs, and made all necessary arrangements for these furry members of the family.


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