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How can I help my cat avoid depression and separation anxiety after moving to my first apartment ever?

I just need some advice or kind words! I am 19 and just moved into my very first apartment! After all the heavy lifting, I brought my cat into the apartment, and I've kept him in my room. I just did ...
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What are the important things to consider when moving with dogs to a country with cold weather?

I have lived in a warm country all my life and had my pets here. I currently have 2 pomeranians (5yo, 4kg and 4yo, 6kg). By warm I mean: In summer, around 30 degrees Celsius, up to 40. In winter, ...
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Is moving with cat worth the trauma for it

There's a neighborhood cat and whenever I open the door she sneaks in. I've moved in the area recently, and I wonder if it has been abandoned before or it visits a few friendly houses and they let it ...
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Is it okay to raise two kittens in a single room?

I need to provide some context for this. I got a kitten around 5 weeks old from a family friend, and she stayed with me for about 3 weeks (about 2 months old). I have done a lot of research saying it'...
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My cat is terrified of me after we moved

A little over 2 weeks ago I had to move my cat from college to home. He used to be very social and loved me but after the move acts like he’s never met me before. He is set up away from all other ...
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Bringing a very scared cat home [duplicate]

Yesterday I picked up a cat from a lady off Craigslist, he was scared of course and she said it was from outside (he's an indoor cat). He did come from a home with 6 other animals I should add. I set ...
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Moving with a cat for a short distance

tl;dr I want to move and take a cat along, how to do it the optimal way given the described situation? About 3 to 4 years ago, a stray cat moved in with me. His background is cleared, he rejected to ...
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How stressful is an overseas relocation for a rabbit?

I've been really wanting to adopt a rabbit, but have been postponing this since I am anticipating an overseas move sometime in the next 2-3 years, and didn't want to have to re-home my rabbit once ...
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Moving house with two indoor cats - how to minimise their stress

The background Later this year, I'm hoping to move from a house to a first floor flat (apartment) with a balcony. I have two cats: litter mates, brother and sister, five and a half years old. They've ...
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I’ve taken in a neglected cat; should I take the cat when I’m moving out in a month? [closed]

I’ve lived in a flat for almost 12 months now and I met this cat the day I viewed the property, since that day he has spent every day and night at mine, and we are so in love. The issue is that for a ...
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Moving to a new house with my 11 cats [duplicate]

Firstly, I would like to say that I am ecstatically happy to discover such a platform because I’ve been so worried about a problem I am facing and I am in need of your consult. I have 11 cats in my ...
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Can I take a feral cat with me when I move? [duplicate]

I have been feeding a feral cat for four years now; I live in a apartment complex and will be moving to a house. This cat doesn't trust anyone and runs every time. I get lucky and he will let me touch ...
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How to move cichlid/sucker fish for rehoming?

I am a science teacher who inherited many class pets when my predecessor left. He made absolutely no plans for these critters, and now I feel horribly because with the COVID school closures I am ...
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Should I move a 7 year old feral cat?

I have been feeding a feral cat for 7 years and now we are moving 6 hours away to an environment that is much colder, and has more predators. I feel I cannot leave her, she’s become dependent on food ...
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How to stop adopted stray/feral cat from scratching trees?

I'm in New Zealand. The cat (probably female), has been with us for 5 years, but my parents are sick of her killing our trees with her claws. We think she was abandoned by her previous owners and ...
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Dog not taking a house move well [closed]

We have 2 female working GSDs. We have moved house in the last 2 days and one of our GSDs has been fine with it, the other however isn’t taking it well. She now has to stay downstairs now where as ...
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Should I take a stray with me when I move, if I already have a indoor cat?

I've had my cat since it was a kitten. He is strictly indoor and has never been around other cats. He's now 7 years old. I've also befriended a stray and been feeding her for the last 2½ years and she ...
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How to transport turtle and fish via airline?

I may relocate to another country. How can I manage a flight transport for my turtle and fish? Is it realistic to do so in general? The flight is approximately 3-4 hours. The fish are black mollies, ...
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How to relocate my pets with me inside the EU?

I may go to Lithuania for about one year. Now I have to consider the subject of my two rabbits. Either I take them with me, or I search another person to care for them in this time. To make this ...
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Will my cats properly settle down after taking them back to their old home?

I moved south just over 2 weeks ago with my 2 cats. I now know that the place is not for me. So I am moving back within a week! Are my cats still familiar with their home and territory back there? ...
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Relocating two outdoor cats from New Jersey to Florida

Two male kittens (brothers) were born under my kitchen deck almost 5 years ago. One allowed himself to be held for long periods of time. The other not as much, but follows me when I am outside. They ...
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Introducing harness/leash training to cats in a new space

My two indoor kitties have stayed with me in a second floor, 540 sq ft apartment for two years, and enjoyed watching birds outside safely from the balcony. Perhaps letting them get used to a bit of ...
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Dogs adjusting to move strangely

My dogs, Radar and Zuko are adjusting to our moving a little strangely. I got them at 8 weeks old and they had been living in our old house with me as their “parent”. I walk them, trained them, feed ...
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Taking care of a dog in Germany

In early November I'll be moving from Brazil to Stuttgart (Germany) because I've found a job there. All the documentation has already been taken care of and the dog will be allowed to enter the EU in ...
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Female dog suddenly timid around men, scared of everyone after moving to a new home

Two months ago I started dating my partner and his dog, a 6 year old Labrador. When I first met her she was excited, happy, and licked me all over. She was happy around everyone; we took her on trips ...
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Is my cat happy, expelled by my step-mother and living in the garden?

My cat Kiwi was born in November 2011, I lived with him for 3 years with my father and my sister in our apartment. In 2013, my father met my future stepmother who is really, really obsessed with ...
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Moving to a house where a dog lived?

We're moving to a new house in about a month. The house has a white Labrador living there at the moment - I have no idea of the age, gender or temperament. I don't know where in the house the Lab ...
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Keeping cat safe and comfortable while moving

I will be moving to a new apartment in a few weeks. I have an indoor-only cat who has never been outside. I understand how to acclimatize her to the new apartment by slowly introducing her to new ...
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Trying to get a good night's sleep with an overly affectionate cat

TL;DR I would like tips on getting my cat settled into a routine of not sleeping in the bedroom, given that we have just moved house. History We have a 9 year old neutered female rescue cat who we ...
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Moving houses with 15 cats [duplicate]

I'm moving houses but I have 15 cats with me whom I want to take to the new house. All cats are neutered cats and I'm very close to them. Right now they live with us and things are very good but I'm ...
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Can/Should I take a feral/stray cat with me to a new house?

2 years ago a nursing Mama cat appeared on my porch digging through garbage for a meal. I tried to pet her, but she ran away immediately and I did not see her for several days. Gradually she started ...
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moving with a stray cat [duplicate]

About a year ago a sweet female cat started showing up on our patio. She took a few days to warm to us but was soon sitting in our laps and asking for pets. We were able to eventually move her indoors ...
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Is 12 too old for a cat to move to Australia?

We want to move our 12-year-old cat from Korea to Australia. A year and a half ago, our vet said our cat was healthy, and the person looking after her in Korea says our cat is still healthy. But my ...
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New behavior since moving

I have just moved out of my daughters home where my cat Jazmine stayed in my room or went outside using the doggie door. She never went into the other rooms of the house because my daughters cat was ...
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How to move an axolotl and his tank without needing to re-cycle?

I'm moving my adult axolotl this weekend, and I was wondering what method was best for this. I've read that transferring him into a tupperware filled with tank water can work. Would this be ok for a 1 ...
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Train grown outdoor cat using the litter box

I have a grown outdoor cat. We will move in a few months and then we want the cat to stay in the house for the first days in the new home. So in those days my cat has to use the litter box. How to ...
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Can I relocate an outdoor feral cat when I move? [duplicate]

I am in a rental due to hurricane Mathew, and will be moving in Aug. I have a feral Mama and 2 kittens. I trapped mama, had her spayed and vaccinated, brought her back and released. I trapped the ...
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Is it easier on my dog to move in a single day or take 2 weeks to get used to the new place?

I've recently found out that I'll likely be moving in about 4 weeks to a new home in the same neighborhood (8 city blocks from my current building), thanks to ever increasing rents in NYC. I'd like ...
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Moving houses but we feed two stray cats

We've been feeding two stray cats for about 2 months now - a male and a female. We also have cat of our own who is indoors most of the time. The female one was pregnant when we started feeding her and ...
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Am I 'stealing' someones cat?

We are currently renovating a new house. We are there every night and we are visited by a very friendly cat every night. From day 1 he was very friendly, approached us and meowed until we pet him. We ...
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Moving my cat and going on vacation around the same time?

My lease is up this summer and I'm planning on moving apartments. The problem is that I also have a 3-day trip scheduled to start the day my lease ends (cannot be changed). My cat will be a little ...
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How long should I keep a well-adjusted cat in?

I grew up with family cats and come from a family of cat lovers so have been around cats for a long time. However, recently my grandmother died and I offered to adopt her 10 year old tomcat, Ned. My ...
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How long will it take for a dog to adjust to a new home

When moving home it affects us all, including pets. It can take people a while to feel happy in a new home. How long is normal before a dog returns to its confident old behaviors?
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Can an understock tank be under filtered?

I asked this question a couple of month ago, I suggest you read it first so you know the context. I have a 15 gallon tank with 10 neon tetras, 4 zebra danios, 2 Endlers and a bunch of red cherry ...
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How to upgrade fish to a much larger aquarium

I currently have a 15gal tank fully cycled. The tank is stock on the heavy side of thing and I purchase a larger tank (75gal) for another project I will not be doing finally. So I will use the larger ...
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Moving Cross-country with 2 Cats

I'll be moving across the US with a U-Haul truck and a car in-tow and need to accommodate for 2 cats that travel in rabbit cage size containers. Leaving the cats in the towed car is illegal in many ...
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How can I help my cat get acclimated in my new home? [duplicate]

I'm moving in about 2 weeks. I'm sure my cat is not going to know what's going on and why she's in a new environment. Any suggestions on what I can do to make this transition less stressful for her ...
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Moving has caused my cat's night-life to eat away at my actual life

We've recently moved from a house to an apartment. We've had this cat for quite some time, and it has moved with us twice before. Both the other times, the cat would disappear for a few days (under ...
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How can I move houses with a friendly feral cat I care for?

I have been feeding a friendly feral cat for the last 10 months. He began visiting us when he was well into his feline teens, so to speak (so he can forage food for himself). He is not exactly a lap ...
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How to carry or transport a pet parrot in Indian Railway

I have three parrots, I have to move to another state. How can I carry parrots in Indian Railway? Specifically, which type of cage or food is required, or else what do I have to do. How can I care ...
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