Your new cat or kitten’s homecoming experience can set the tone for how well, or poorly, she adjusts to her new surroundings. Taking the time to cat-proof your home will help ensure a low-stress, crisis-free transition.
Supplies you’ll need
Cat carrier – for kitty’s journey to her new home and upcoming vet visits
Cat collar & ID tag – if there is a chance that your kitten will spend anytime outside (even if unintentionally)
Litter box, kitty litter & litter scoop
Nutritious cat food
Water & food bowls
Things to do
Schedule a vet appointment to have your kitten examined and microchipped as soon as possible
Set-up your cat supplies in a quiet room that is closed off and away from other pets. This will give your cat a few days to acclimate to her new environment before exploring the rest of her domain.
Remove any toxic houseplants
Tie-up and secure electrical cords, curtain cords and blind cords
Remove items that are small enough for the kitten to swallow, including ribbon, string and goldfish!
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