How to Keep Your New Pet Comfortable at Home

May 25, 2020

Regardless of what pet you have, even if it’s a cat, dog, birds, or even hamsters, having a pet can be an adventure. Pets also bring so much happiness into our lives. They can make us laugh, looking at them and being with them comforts us and they are always there for us no matter what. 

Getting a new pet is an extremely pleasing experience, but just like bringing any pet into a new environment, there’s always going to be an adjustment period. Just like humans, pets can be a little bit scared if you put them in a place they are not familiar with. The pet experts at Animals A2Z made a list on how to keep your new pet comfortable at home. Nothing feels better than seeing your pet settle down in your home. 

1. Give Your Pet Time and Space

It might sound a bit dramatic, but it is a great help for your pet to be more comfortable. By giving him his own time and space alone, this can be a way for them to retreat to a safe spot when they are feeling overwhelmed. Some pets need a little extra time to chill out every once in a while, most especially if they are stressed about being in a new environment. 

2. Start Introducing Routine

Let your pet learn how you and your home functions. By knowing what is your routine, your pet can easily adjust to your home. Feeding them at the same time, going outside consistently for a potty break, walking them daily at a particular time, and going to bed around the same time each night can be associated with your pet. Try to incorporate your pet into your routine and just give them the time that you can just give normally, this way your pet can adjust to movements in your house.

3. Be Patient With Them

Just like people, if you're surrounded by strangers in a new place and you don’t know about everything around you, it might be a little scary. Your pet will eventually adjust within days or it might take longer than that, but all you have to do is stay patient. Just remember to take it slow and be patient if they need space alone. They will be comfortable with their new surroundings, if it's a fast or slow process, just try to understand them. 

4. Introduce Other Pets Carefully 

If you have other pets at home already, try to introduce them carefully to each other. All of the pets, even the calm and gentle ones can be territorial when a new pet enters the home. You should check and intervene if either of the pets seems stressed. Make sure that they get love and attention equally for them to not form any negative association with each other.

Providing a safe and loving home for pets is one of the nicest feelings in the world, and it's important to ease the transition of them being in another place and being introduced to a new home and a new family that will love them for the rest of their life.

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November 16, 2015 4:30 pm

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