Bringing Home a New Cat
Being in a new environment with unfamiliar people can cause your cat stress and anxiety. As much as possible, you should make your cat’s journey to its new home as pleasant as possible and hassle-free. Your goal is to make your cat comfortable throughout the journey. Before picking up your cat, make sure you have the essentials you need for transport, such as a well-ventilated carrier with comfortable bedding inside. Do not feed your cat while traveling to prevent vomiting incidents. It is also best to not bring children or any other pets in the car to prevent your pet from getting overwhelmed by their presence. You may use Feliway, a calming spray for cats, on the carrier to make traveling less stressful for your pet. The spray mimics cat pheromones that can make your cat feel safe and secured in its new environment. Ensure that you have already identified a place in your home where your pet will stay. When you arrive, let your cat explore and get familiar with its new home.
If you have concerns about your pet’s health and/or behavior, make an appointment with vets Gresham OR.