As of August, our family has only one cat. Ozzie is her name, and she has been with us since she was only a couple of hours old.
After getting over our loss, we began to worry about Ozzie. She was always around other cats and she looked lonely. We worried about her happiness and wondered if we should consider bringing a new pet into our home to keep her company.
Right now, we are leaving everything as it is. In the last month, Ozzie has been spending more time with our daughters and she plays with them all of the time now. She seems to have moved on and appears to be quite content being the centre of attention.
If you are thinking about adopting a pet during the holidays, here are some tips to help them transition into your family easier.
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.
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!
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.
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Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.