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How to Move with Cats

Cat and ball3If you have a pet cat and are about to move, you need to think about how your move will affect your pet. When you relocate to a new community you need to know how far away you are from the nearest vet and if you have the necessary transport to get there in the event of an emergency.

Other issues to consider after a move to a new community include the emergency services that are available for your cat, whether they operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and whether you have a number of options when it comes to choosing a vet.  If you may need to travel at some point, you might also want to investigate whether there are any professional pet sitters in your new local area.

If you will be living in a cold climate, you need to know whether you have dependable heat and whether it will stay on when you are not around.  If you are making a move to a more tropical climate, you also need to take into account whether your cat will be able to handle the increased heat.  If you prefer your pet to remain inside, you will need to make sure that your new home has sturdy screens to prevent accidental or intentional escape.

You also need to think about whether your planned new home is close to a busy road.  Is your cat already scared of the noise from the road, or is this something you will need to take into consideration?

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