Everyone knows that all pets are different, and most pets will require special attention when being introduced to a new home. For example, if you are trying to adjust a kitten to your home, it’s going to be a lot different than adjusting an adult cat. The same will go with getting a new puppy versus adopting an older dog.
When it comes to cats and dogs, there are a few general rules to follow. The first thing you are going to want to do is find out the history of the animal. The animal might have health conditions or habits you will have to accommodate. Always make sure the first few days the animal is in your home are very calm ones so they can explore on their own time.
Make sure they know where a safe place to hide or “get away” is, and that they know where to find food and water. For cats, you will want to put them in a room with their litter box, food, water, and a comfy place to sleep for at least the first night. If you have other animals, be sure to introduce them only after the new cat feels somewhat comfortable.
You can tell your new cat is getting acclimated when it starts to roam the house on it’s own and is not acting skittish. Cats love scratching as well so it is a good idea to have a scratching post to avoid the new animal destroying your furniture.
Dogs are a little different and from personal experience, they are more emotional and require a little more attention when they’re new to your home. Usually your dog will have a preference when it comes to sleeping, whether they like a crate to sleep in or a fluffy dog bed, make sure you have something ready for them when they come home.
If you have a backyard, you will want to make sure there is no way for the dog to dig their way out or jump the fence. Keep an eye on them the first few times they go out and wander around the yard. You’ll determine whether the fence is adequate or if you need to add some extra protection.
If you’re having difficulty getting your pet acclimated to your home in Oklahoma City, then you should contact the veterinarians at the animal hospital in Edmond – Family Pet Hospital.
The entire staff is knowledgeable and prepared to educate you regarding your pet and their needs. Do not hesitate to call with questions or visit in person for more information. Each of the three licensed vets can evaluate your pet and provide further expertise.
Find the Family Pet Hospital online at http://fpethospital.com/