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Moving house with your cat Owner Factsheet

Moving to a new home can be stressful for both you and your pets. Cats are highly territorial animals and are often as closely attached to their surroundings as they are to their owners. So not surprisingly many cats try to return to their old haunts after their owners change address if it is nearby. Some simple precautions can help to reduce the risk of your cat becoming permanently lost.

How long will it take for my cat to adjust to our new home?

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What preparations are needed before the move?

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What should I do during the move?

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What should I do when we arrive?

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When can my cat be allowed outside?

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Will my cat fight with other cats?

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Will putting butter on my cat's paws help?

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What if my cat does go back to our old house?

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