Moving my kitty to a (not so) deluxe apartment in the sky
September 9, 2010 1:16 PM Subscribe
I'm moving my 14 year old cat to my new apartment this weekend. How can I make this transition go as smoothly as possible?
posted by reenum to pets & animals (12 answers total)
My parents are moving, and so I've agreed to take in the family cat. She's a 14 year old spayed female.
She has lived in my parents' house for her entire life. So, as a result, she has been able to roam around a big house all day. My apartment is a lot smaller than my folks' house. I need to figure out how to make this change in house size as easy for her as possible. I also want to make her transition to my apartment as smooth as possible.
On Saturday, I will be transporting her roughly 45 minutes away by car. Are there any special precautions I should take to calm her down? Whenever she goes to the vet in the car, she pants quite a lot and gets very agitated.
Some other questions:
1. From what I can remember, she didn't pee all over the house as a kitten when we first got her, so does that mean she won't do it now?
2. I've set aside a room for her at my place. Should I build a maze or some hiding places for her in there? Being that she lived in a 2 story house, kitty has always been able to get away from humans when she wants.
Any other tips on things I'm overlooking would also be appreciated. Thanks!