Pets Guide: Cats

Unlike dogs, cats are well known for being mischievous and can be even more troublesome during moving. Cats like routine and their environment to remain the same and they also like to be in control. When their routine or their environment changes they can feel very out of control and become very upset.

In the days prior to your move, try to keep their routine as normal as possible. It may be of help to ask a friend or family member to keep an eye on your pet or to be solely responsible for your cat during these disruptive times.

This can ensure your cat's routine can be kept relatively normal. When you move to your new location do not allow your cat out immediately as the environment is new. Some supervised outings are advised at first until he gets used to the new surroundings.

You can also use a long leash on your cat and connect it to a stake in the ground and allow your cat to wander the length of the leash for the first few days. Allow your cat to explore the rooms of the house and be sure to check that outside doors and windows are closed before you begin.

If you are traveling by air you may need to purchase an airline approved carrier for your cat. You airline should be able to provide you with all the details. If you are traveling by car you may also want to use a carrier so as your cat cannot roam about the car.