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Pet Pause: Settling into a new home

by Natalie Sparacio

WAKE UP WISCONSIN (WAOW)--  Moving to a new home may be stressful to your pet.Be patient and provide lots of affection.

CATS – for move in day and the first few days it's smart to confine your cat to one room. Prepare the room with your cat's bed, litter box, food/water and toys.   Now is the perfect time to make your cat an indoor-only as indoor cats tend to live longer healthier lives.

DOGS – Now is the time to set up a special area for your dog, putting bedding and toys in that area. Your dogs most familiar part will be your furniture.  Watch male dogs carefully your first few days if they have a tendency to ‘lift their leg'. Now is the time to really train them not to.

Now is a good time to check your new surroundings to make your new home safe for all pets.  Keep all poisons and cleaners out of sight, check for loose screens, check for any worn electrical cords

Online Reporter: Natalie Sparacio

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