4 Tips When Moving into New Apartments in Temecula, CA with Your Cat

Moving to new apartments in Temecula, CA can also be stressful for your feline companion.
Follow these tips to help your cat adjust to the move.

Cat in Temecula Apartment

If you have recently signed the lease to a new apartment in Temecula, CA, congratulations are in order! It can be a little difficult to find trusted cat-friendly apartments, such as Sycamore Terrace Apartments, in the area. In fact, you are probably eager to move in as quickly as possible–just don’t try doing it so soon.

Big moves are often a source of stress for many people, but it can also stress out your cat. Just the sight of you packing for a move can send a signal that something unknown and frightening is happening. Then, when actually moving, unfamiliar places with unfamiliar scents can be intimidating for most pets. As such, try following these tips to help make the move easier for your furry friend:

Take Your Cat with You to the Apartment Building

Why wait until moving day to help your cat familiarize herself with her new home? Feline-friendly apartments are likely to allow you to bring your cat with you prior to the move. Doing so is a great way to help her become familiar with the sights, sounds, and smells, of his new home. If your cat is used to walking with you (on a leash or in a carrier), it may even help to pass by the area during your exercise routine.

Give your cat a place all her own for the first few days

Many cats can become anxious when staying in a brand new environment for long periods of time. But your cat can adjust quickly if she has her own space where she can curl up and relax. A laundry room or bathroom might be a perfect place for her until she feels safe to explore the rest of the new home. Be sure to put her familiar amenities in the room with her, like food and water, her bed and litter box. And, don’t just lock her in, like solitary confinement. Since you’ll be keeping her in that room for a short time, make sure to have a comfortable chair so you can comfort her an just hang out with her now and then.

Refrain from Buying New Things

It’s natural to want to buy new things when moving into a new home. However, having new toys, food bowls, and the like for your cat may cause her to become more uncomfortable. After all, she’s still adjusting to the new apartment. Keeping her familiar bowls, toys and pillows around the new home will help her make the adjustment. Let her become familiar with the new apartment first before introducing too many new things.

Keep Familiar Treats and Scents Around

There will come a time when you’ll need to leave your cat alone in the new apartment. This can be a high-stress situation for many felines, especially when it happens too soon. A good way to help calm her nerves is to make sure you provide familiar treats and scents around the apartment while you’re away. Put one of your old jackets near where she sleeps. Having your scent nearby will be a huge comfort. You should also try to keep your time away as short as possible.

Special Events at Sycamore Terrace Apartments

Sycamore Terrace Apartments in Temecula, CA is well known for its frequent events to keep life interesting and enjoyable for residents. A very special event is coming up toward the end of October…the Sycamore Terrace Halloween Extravaganza, scheduled for Oct 29th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in the Clubhouse behind the leasing office.

Temecula Apartment Halloween Decoration

This is always one of the most fun events for the kids and for the whole family with magic acts (tricks), and of course lots of treats. Stay tuned for more details and the schedule which will be published in the Sycamore Terrace Blog. And, of course, remember to keep your pets indoors during any holiday events which can be confusing for them.