Here are some of our favorite tips for moving with a housecat, in case you missed them.
Moving to a new home with a cat can be hard on both you and your cat. So making the move to a new home as stress-free as possible for your “kitty” can have big benefits, including reducing the risk of excessive meowing and crying, hiding, escape attempts and aggression.
Moving a cat successfully to a new house does involve some planning and preparation. Here are some suggestions from WEBMD/Pets and Seamless Moves:
On Moving Day
To prevent your cat from dashing out the door while movers are going in and out, close kitty in a bathroom with food, water, a bed and litter box. Place a sign on the door asking the movers to keep the door shut.
Feed your cat a tiny breakfast on moving day to reduce stomach upset.
The last thing to do before leaving your house is to move your cat. Pop them in their carrier with a comforting blanket. By leaving them until the very last, it will help to reduce stress and also keep the trip as short as possible.
While in transit, resist the urge to open your cat’s carrier to soothe him. A scared cat may tr to escape.
As all cat lovers know, cats are not to be transported in the moving truck or the trunk of the car.