If you have decided that you are going to adopt your first cat, you may be so focused on finding the perfect cat that you forget there are steps that you need to take to prepare yourself and your home for the arrival of your new furry friend. There are many preparations that you should make before you bring your new cat home. Get to know some of the steps you should take in the preparation process. Then, you can be sure you and your home are ready for your new four-legged family member.
Find a Safe Space for Your Cat
Cats are very sensitive creatures, and change can be difficult for them. As such, transitioning into living in your home will take time and will require you to be patient with them.
It will help the transition process if you have a safe space designated for your cat. This safe space is a place that is meant just for your cat where they can go to be comfortable and alone. Preferably, this space would contain food and water and a litter box for them to use.
An example of this would be a spare bedroom. You could create a temporary oasis for your cat there with all of the items they need. You can block the doorway with a baby gate so your children (if you have children) cannot get in and the cat feels separated from the household. You could even close them in that room at times to give them time to adjust.
Eventually, when your new cat gets used to the household, you can move their food and litter boxes to another location if you would prefer. You just need to let them have a small space of their own in the beginning.
Set Up Cat Litter Delivery
You will go through cat litter faster than you would expect when you get your first cat. The box will get low on litter when you scoop it several times and will need to be replenished. Plus, every month or so, you will want to dump and change the litter in the box.
As such, it will be beneficial for you to set up cat litter delivery. Getting a monthly delivery of your cat litter will save you the trouble of last-minute runs to the store and will ensure that you always have the litter you need on-hand.
You can also set up deliveries for cat food, treats, and other supplies to ensure that you have everything you need for your new cat at all times. Getting these supplies ahead of time will ensure that your cat is as comfortable and cared for as possible from day one in your home.
Now that you know some of the steps to take when you are preparing to adopt your first cat, you can be sure you do everything you can to smooth your new cat's transition into your family.Share