Sunday, February 1, 2009

Safe Place For New Pet

This article is about cats but gives a lot of clues as to how a new pet can adapt more easily to a new home.

The importance of a "safe room" for a newly adopted cat can't be emphasized enough. Try to put yourself in the place of a small creature who has perhaps spent months in a shelter cage suddenly being thrust into a new environment. Suddenly everything has changed. You are enveloped by new sights, sounds, odors, and other creatures: strange humans, perhaps other cats and (shudder) even a dog!

Cats are creatures of habit. They loathe change and will react by either becoming aggressively defensive, or hiding under a bed. You can avoid this trauma by carefully preparing a safe room for your new homecoming cat. Read this detailed how-to.

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