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Q: how can i adjust my cat to living in a new environment?

June 21, 2010 | By maddi g. | 3 answers | Expired: 1382 days ago

i am going on a trip to pennsylvania and my eight week old cat is going to live there with my grandmother. what can i do to adjust her to living there in five days?!?!?! i am begging for some assistance

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Anya V.
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Jun 23, 2010

You should take familiar items with her and let her stay in whatever room she chooses. An age - old trick is to spread a little butter on a cat's paws so that they lick it off and then will feel comfortable in the new home. I really don't know if this will work for an eight- week old kitten. You should make sure to pack lots of treats. Before you go, adjust your cat to going in a car.
1. Place her in the car and make scary noises like 'vrooom! vrooooommmm!'
2. Shut her in the car for a little bit in her cat carrier.
3. Finally take a very short car ride and tolerate the whines and meows.
4. Take her for a longer car ride and stop once.
Now she is ready to go!

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daryl b.
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Jun 21, 2010

try taking her tays and bowls and something with your smell on it to cuddle with it. good `luck

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cathy C.
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Jun 21, 2010

First of all Grandmother's always seem to know best. Pet's and caregivers seem to work things out even though we feel we need to plain everything out for both of their conveniences.
If you can use the same kitty litter pan, that will be a big help. The cat will know what it needs to do and where by being shown it's own box. Most of all enjoy your trip. I'm sure your cat and grandmother will enjoy each other.

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