How to Set Up a Safe Location for an Adopted Cat

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Pet Expert Kat Miller provides tips on how to set up a safe location for an adopted cat.

    Kat Miller: Hi! I am Dr. Kat Miller of the ASPCA and we're talking about how to prepare for and care for your newly adopted cat. Before you bring your kitty home make sure that you set up a quiet, safe room in which they can settle in.

    Coming home to a new environment is a potentially stressful time for a new cat. Everything is new, the environment, the people, the routine, the smells, the sites. So it's a good idea to give them a very quiet, comfortable room where they can settle in and their stress levels can come down and they can get adjusted to the new situation.

    This room should be away from the main activity of the family, but a place where you feel comfortable and happy going in and spending some quiet time with your cat everyday.

    So how about your cat's equipment set up in there, a cat bed, food and water bowls have your toys and treats ready to provide a welcoming environment and make sure that the room is well cat proof. Tuck away or remove anything that might potentially be dangerous for your pet to have contact with or it possibly ingest.

    Coming up next we'll be talking about preparing for you a new cat by finding local services that you'll need after your kitty comes home.