Pets on the move

By Connie Orcutt • Published: May 1st, 2017
Category: Animal Airwaves

Pets feel the unsettling effects of moving as much as anyone in your family. So if you’re a pet parent on the move, you’ll need to create security in the midst of chaos and set up a routine quickly in your new digs.

That’s usually easier for dogs than for cats — especially if your new home has a fenced-in yard where your pooch can chill for a bit.

But if there’s no fence — or if you have a cat — it’s more involved. Chances are your cat has formed as strong a bond with his home as he has with you. That’s why many cats try to return to their happy, familiar place.

So before the movers come, put your kitty in a safe room with all her belongings. Once she’s moved in her carrier to the new house, let her hang out in a safe room you’ve set up there. After a few days of settling in, she’ll likely want to start exploring her new home.