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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:31 am 
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In about 3-4 weeks I will be moving out of my parents house and into a house with my b/f and I am worried about my cats..... I’m not tooo worried about Olly. He seems to be happy and fine with new places. I am worried about him missing my dad for the most part. Him and Olly share a lot of time with each other. My main worry is with Kiki. She is about 8 years old and is VERY shy. She never leaves my room as it is. She stresses out easy. I really don’t want to stress her out any more then I have to. Any ideas on what to do to make this move less stress full? I have used those plug in things that helps take the stress away before and they didn’t work, Tried sprays didn’t work.. Also, my b/f has a dog. Olly is used to the dogs as my mom has 3 of them. (Olly beats them up/plays with them all the time) I am worried about Kiki freaking out with the new smell of his dog. His dog is going to stay outside until we are sure on how everyone will act with each other. I am never going to leave the dog and cats in the house alone. I am just worried about the smell. I am thinking about maybe getting a shirt or something and rubbing the cats smell on it and giving it to the dog and doing the same with the cats before we move in so they can get used to the smell. But I just don’t know what to do. I really don’t want to stress them out. Any ideas?

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Sack the boyfriend and get your own place :lol:


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Take a towel and let the dog sleep with it and the cat with another and switch them like you would for a cat introduction. Maybe setting the room she will be spending the most time in up similar to how it is now. Give her lots of time and space and eventually she will come around. Also, rescue remedy might be something you could try as it is harmless and inexpensive, it'll either work or it won't.

Another thing, you don't want to turn the dog's world upside down because a cat is coming into his environment. That will make things stressful for the dog and ultimately everyone involved.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:24 am 
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Liz Hooper wrote:
Sack the boyfriend and get your own place :lol:


LOL!! Naw, he is a keeper. He is VERY allergic to cats, but he still lets Kiki sleep on him when he sleeps over. Poor guy, his eyes are all red, his asthma kicks up, his nose starts running... but he still lets her sleep on him. Its kinda cute in a way. He does get mad at Olly, but I can understand why. Olly is a brat and is always in to something.

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k761110e wrote:
Take a towel and let the dog sleep with it and the cat with another and switch them like you would for a cat introduction. Maybe setting the room she will be spending the most time in up similar to how it is now. Give her lots of time and space and eventually she will come around. Also, rescue remedy might be something you could try as it is harmless and inexpensive, it'll either work or it won't.

Another thing, you don't want to turn the dog's world upside down because a cat is coming into his environment. That will make things stressful for the dog and ultimately everyone involved.


Yea, I was thinking about doing that with the room. Everything in my room is going to be in our bedroom for the most part.... I will look into the remedy..

I was also thinking that about Buddy (dog) His world won't be changing too much. New backyard and house for the most part and yea the cats too. He spends most of his time in the yard now and comes in for a few hours to hang out. He is easy to make happy. I think Buddy will be more happy with the move as he loves to be loved on. He hasn't really been getting very much as the b/f has been working like crazy and has been spending a lot of his time taking care of his sick dad..

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