Whilst adoption is a joyous time for humans, it may be stressful at first for the cats. Remember to approach your new additions gently and quietly.
Here are 4 ways to ease the transition of being introduced for your new cats and help them make the adjustment to a new home and a new family:
#1 Get the essentials
#2 Cat-proof your home
Before bringing your new cats home, be sure to clean up and keep your home pet-safe. Do you have exposed electrical cords that a cat could nibble on? Dangling cords from the window blinds that your cats could get hung up in? Are your plants pet-safe? In addition to safety-proofing your home, find ways to increase your new cats' territory, such as with toys and scratching posts/pads.
#3 Introduce new home and new family slowly
It is natural for a new cat to take time to acclimate to new surroundings, so make sure you are introducing your new cats to new spaces and people slowly and be mindful of their personality and of the way that they take in the world around them.
#4 Give them their space
Provide your new cats with a safe nook to see everyday life within their new home and give them a lot of time to become used to the family, the sights, the smells and the sound around them at their own pace. Our Calming Pet Bed provides a comfortable and cosy spot for your cats to hang out.
Last but not least, the goal is to make the new place familiar to your new cats and to let them know that they are safe and loved. Patience can go a long way in helping them feel at home.