Preparing for Your New Cat
Bringing a new cat into your home is an exciting adventure. Whether you’re a first-time cat owner or adding to your existing fur family, creating a welcoming and safe environment for your new feline friend is essential.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to prepare your home for your new cat’s arrival.
Establishing a 'Safe Room'
An easy way to ease the the transition for your feline friend is by setting up a ‘safe room’. This room provides a secure and comfortable space where your cat can adapt to their new surroundings without feeling overwhelmed. Whether you’re bringing home a kitten or an adult cat, the principles of a safe room apply.
The compact nature of a safe room helps your cat feel secure and reduces the overwhelming feeling that a large, unfamiliar house can bring, while curbing the need to hide. In a ‘safe room’ your cat can better acclimate to your home’s sights and sounds in a small, controlled setting. This also allows you to closely monitor essential activities like eating, drinking, and litter box usage.
Cat Supply Checklist
Cat Supplies to Have Before Bringing Your Cat Home
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Preparing Your Family
Bringing a cat into your family is an exciting journey. Understanding a cat’s cues and boundaries is not only educational but also enriches the family’s bond with their kitty companion. Here are some steps to help ensure a harmonious relationship and a safe environment for your kids and feline friend.