An old wives' tale is that when you move to a new house, put butter on your cat's paws! This will apparently stop it from roaming and getting lost.No one really likes change except cats ... they just hate change. Moving to a new house is not just stressful for the owners, but also for their furry four-legged friends. Although some cats may take the move in their stride and not react negatively at all, most of them hate even short trips.
Cats are territorial animals, and having their territory and routine disrupted can result in quite a lot of stress for them. The strong bonds that they develop with the house and the environment around it can make the move to the new house extremely traumatic for the cat. Moreover, if the moving requires long hours of traveling, then it makes things worse for the cat. It is important for cat owners to be prepared for the stressful days ahead. This will not only help in easing the cat to the new neighborhood but also keep it safe and secure for days. This Buzzle article provides some essential tips to make it easier for you to shift to a new home with your cat.
Tips for Moving in with Cats
Despite all your efforts, if you find extreme signs of stress, such as less water intake, constipation, or excessive howling, consult the veterinarian. Above all, it is important to be patient. Your cat needs time to cope with the change, and with all your love and care, it will be able to do so.