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Moving: Settling into Your New Home

Moving to a new home may be stressful to your pet. So be patient and understanding and provide lots of affection. Here are some pointers to help you settle in safely and sanely.

Cats

For the first few days in your new home, it’s smart to confine your cat to one room, while you work on putting the rest of the place in order. Prepare the room with your cat’s bed, lifter box, food and water bowls, and toys.

Now is the perfect time to make your cat an indoor-only pet. Indoor-only cats live longer and healthier lives. Resist attempts by your cat to go outdoors. If your cat hasn’t established an outdoor territory, he or she is less likely to be interested in going outside. Accessories such as window perches can ease the transition. If you play with your cat and supply lots of attention, your cat should have all he or she needs indoors.

Dogs

Ideally, your dog’s introduction to his new home will be with familiar furniture already in place, including his bed and crate, toys, and food and water bowls. If you must be away from home for many hours each day, look into a pet-sitter or consider dog day care.

Safety

Make your new home safe for all pets by being mindful of, or providing a secure place for, hazards that can...

Poison-such as cleansers, insect sprays and pesticides, medications, chocolate, certain plants, and antifreeze
Burn-such as plugged-in appliances, boiling liquids, open flames
Electrocute-such as worn lamp cords
Strangle, choke, or obstruct breathing- such as choke collars, small balls, sewing thread and needles, pantyhose, and bones
Topple or crush—such as precariously placed appliances, top heavy filing cabinets, and lamps
Allow escape or theft—such as loose screens and inadequate fences. Never leave your pet unattended on a balcony or chained in a yard.

Veterinary Care

As soon as possible, choose a veterinarian and take a practice drive to the nearest emergency veterinary clinic. Trying to find it when you really need it can waste precious time. Also learn basic pet first aid.

Disasters

Wherever you live, disasters such as fires, floods, earthquakes, or hazardous-material spills may occur. Make sure you are prepared for your pet’s safety in case of a disaster. Start by keeping a list on hand of community animal welfare resources. To receive our free disaster tips brochure, send a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope to

Disaster Tips
The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

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