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Moving With Cats: How to Ease Stress on Your Cat

November 8, 2019

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Anyone with a cat knows that they don't do well with change, and moving is especially hard on them. This is because they are very territorial and bonded to their living space, so moving to a new home is a major disruption. It's important to minimize this stress as much as possible for your cat's health and wellbeing.

We'll discuss what to do pre-move, during the move, and in your new home to help your cat(s) have a smooth transition.

Symptoms of stress and fear in cats

Cats display stress, anxiety, and fear in many different ways, and how it manifests itself depends on your particular cat's temperament. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress and fear in your cat will allow you to identify and remedy the cause.

Never punish your cat for displaying negative behaviors due to stress — it will only cause more stress and fear in your cat (which is harmful for its health) and usually just makes the behaviors worse.

Stress and fear may appear as:

Following these tips and precautions will help ensure your cat transitions to its new home with little to no stress.

Cat on hind legs peeking into a moving box

What to do pre-move

Fluffy cat walking into a cat carrier

What to do during your move

British Short Hair cat lying on couch with paw hanging out

What to do after your move

AAA Movers is Minnesota's trusted moving company for local and long distance moves. We're experienced in all types of moves, including moving with pets. Contact us if you'd like a free moving quote or to schedule your move!

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