When we first got our cat, Racer, I wasn’t too enthusiastic about adding a pet to our home. I had enough to handle with a preschooler and a newborn in the house and didn’t want to have to worry about feeding and caring for anyone else. But within a few months, I couldn’t imagine life without my spunky Siamese cross and was so happy that she’d become a member of our family.
Adopting a cat is a momentous occasion, but it requires consideration too! The holidays are one of the most popular times to add a pet to your family and that’s sure to be a decision that causes changes in your daily routine. But with a little preparation and consideration for your new cat, the adjustment will be quick and you’ll be free to enjoy all the fun your pet adds to your life! These great tips will help you create a happy forever home:
- There’s no place like home: Building a sanctuary will make your new furry friend much more comfortable settling into a new environment. For instance, adding two litter boxes, some food, water, toys and a resting place will make their experience a lot more enjoyable.
- Think tidy: It’s important to keep your cat’s litter boxes well-maintained. This leaves your cat feeling extra clean, and encourages them to continually use it. New Arm & Hammer™ Clump & Seal™ Complete Odour Sealing Cat Litter is specially formulated for a 7-day odour free home. No other litter forms a tight seal around litter and destroys it with unique odour eliminators and Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda. Your cat will also love the new softer feel! It’s available in two varieties: Fresh Home and Multi-Cat.
- Your new best friend: Well, what are you waiting for? Spend a few hours a day with your cat (especially during the beginning) to give a little bit of reassurance. It may take some time for your cat to warm up to you, but it’ll all be worth it!
- Meeting family: If you already have the fortune of owning a pet, make sure both parties meet with calm and ease. It’s best to let the new one explore your house early on without any interference from others. Your cat will eventually adapt to the scents of others around – and who knows – make another furry friend.
I’m so happy to have Racer in our lives and now that I’ve seen how much fun she is, I can’t help but sometimes consider adding another cat to our family as well. While I haven’t taken that plunge quite yet, I know that when I do these tips will help our new family member adjust to life in her new home in no time. If you’re adopting a cat this Christmas, make sure to read through the tips and prepare your home so you’re ready for the experience. You’ll love how much fun and energy your new pet brings to your life!