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Avoid conflict when bringing a new cat into the family by carefully introducing them to any other pets.
Bringing home a new cat can be exciting and overwhelming. There is so much to buy and do to get ready. Your new cat may be frightened and confused as she enters a new living space, but you can help to ease her transition by getting everything ready, taking good care of your cat, and considering any special needs she might have before you welcome her into your home for the first time.
If you’ve just adopted a new cat, you probably have questions about what kind of care your new friend needs. So let’s talk a little bit about that today. Specifically, I’d like to focus on what type of veterinary care you should expect to be necessary.
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Are you moving? Well, I'm pretty sure you're stressed and so is your cat. Cats can be very bonded to territories or the areas where they're comfortable. So when you move to a new location, you can expect that to be not only one of the most stressful things in your life, but also in your cat's. One way to help your cat with this transition is to take the same items that you had at your previous home with you to you new home. Sometimes it's tempting to get all new things when you move in, but for cats, it can be comforting to have things that are familiar.
When you first move into your new home, it's really important that you give your cat some time to explore each area. But don't let them have access to every space at the same time, it can be really overwhelming. Instead, especially if you're still moving things in and out, you may want to set your cat up in a bathroom or other small area with a litter box, food, water, some toys and a nice place to rest.
Then, when you feel like you have some time, go in and hang out with your kitty cat. If he's doing well, you can let him out for supervised visits to the rest of the home. Expect him to be a little nervous at first, but he should get comfortable within a day or so. If within a day or so you find that he's still hiding or distressed, you should talk with your veterinarian.
In addition, this is a time where aggression toward other animals or people in the home can be a problem. If you see that happening with your cat and it hasn't been a problem before, that's another time when you should reach out to your veterinarian. But in the meantime, put your cat back in his safe bathroom, so that he has a place to relax.
That's how you can handle moving with your cat.VETERINARY CARE When you adopt your new cat or kitten, ask about prior vaccinations, nutrition, parasite control, and grooming that he or she has received. Any new cat should be checked by a veterinarian as soon as possible after coming home with you. If you already have other cats at home, and especially if the newcomer’s health history is not known, keep the new cat separated from your other cats until your veterinarian has had a chance to examine him or her. If no health history is available, your veterinarian will likely run a few tests to ensure that your new cat is free from disease. Cats with and unknown health history should receive tests for and , which may predispose cats to infections and .Cat Care of Vinings is located in NW Atlanta, GA and serves the greater Atlanta area, including Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Marietta, Kennesaw, Sandy Springs, Roswell and Woodstock. We are currently accepting new clients and look forward to meeting you and your feline babies. Please to schedule an appointment. If your kitty is a little grouchy for visits, contact us for the best advice on reducing travel stress. Treating your cat is a vow of trust — we strive for compassionate excellence in our care and hope to exceed your expectations.