Settling in to Your Brand New Pet Friendly Apartments For Rent
When you arrive at your new pet friendly apartments, it will be tempting to set your dog or cat loose in the apartment to explore. However, a new and unfamiliar space can be overwhelming to your pets. Start by allowing them to adjust to one room—their “home base”—which should include their favorite toys, treats, water and food bowls, and litter box for cats. When they seem comfortable, gradually introduce them to other rooms in the apartment, while keeping some doors shut. You can slowly move your cat’s litter box to a different room, too.
Again, choose a small room to be the pet room, where dogs and cats can feel secure as you move in furniture and belongings. As much as possible, have furniture, bowls and toys in place before you let your pets out of their crates.
Don’t let pets outdoors without a leash.
Continue giving your pets water from home for the first few days.
- If your pets misbehave, consider ways to reduce their stress. If you suspect they may be ill, make a veterinary appointment. Don’t punish your pets for initial misbehavior. Cats especially will not understand and distrusting you will only increase stress and stress-caused behaviors.
- Clean up “accidents” immediately. Animals tend to repeat behaviors in the same areas, so remove odors as quickly as possible.