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Short hair and lean cats are usually very active.
Long hair cats are more likely to be more laid back, just not is active.
When you have a cat that is food obsessed, provide food if you can, more times a day or you can use a time feeder to make it possible for the cat to have 4 to 5 meals a day. Move the time feeder around the house so the cat has to look for it so the cat is getting some exercise. Leave treats in different places like the window seal, stairway or other high places. It's a good exercise for their body and mind this is good for when you are not home. Also, if there is not a enough to do the cat might be bored. You can buy some track toys and hang them from walls, doorknobs. Track toys that move back and forth so the cat can interact with the toy and you don't need to personally be there. Another stress buster for cats is catnip. Cats are social animals so it is better to have more than one. Read children's books with a shy cat. The cats like the way we read when our voice is soft and when our voices rises. They apparently happen to like that.
On moving day, keep your pets in a quiet room with the door closed, This will ensure that your cat or dog won’t get scared and try to make a quick getaway while the movers load up the truck.
Pet-proof your new home by hiding wires that can be chewed, inspecting the yard for harmful plants, and ensuring that the fence has no openings so that the dog doesn't get out.
It may take some time for your pet to become accustomed to its new surroundings. Gradually introduce your furry friend to each room in the new home, rather than letting it run free to explore.
It’s also a good idea to scope out the neighborhood with your dog. Check the neighborhood for friendly pets, be on the lookout for neighborhood dogs that seem aggressive or are left unattended. Check out dog friendly parks.
Cats can be especially challenging, prepare the cat carrier by putting treats in it. Put your cat in a closed room with food, water, treats, favorite toys, and litter box so all the moving activity doesn’t frighten it.
When they seem comfortable, gradually introduce them to other rooms in the house, while keeping some doors closed. Animals will adjust at their own pace, so have patience and ensure you pay closer attention to your pets during the move as they may become skittish and try to run away.
At first take the dog out every one to two hours.
Keep notes on how many times your dog needs to go in a day.
The puppy will need to pee after being fed, after playing, after napping or activities.
Don't leave your dog in a crate where he can only turn around and lay down for more than 4 hours a day as it can cause hyperactivity and behavioral issues. A better option is an exercise pen or a puppy proof area where the dog can make choices throughout the day. Put the dog on a leash and keep it with you so that you can keep an eye on your dog 100% of the time. If you see that the dog is going to the bathroom in the house or starts sniffing around "say lets go outside". Quickly get the leash and take him outside to walk around the yard or walk down the street depending on the heat. If the dog goes potty outside praise the dog and give him a treat. Feed at regular times during the day so that his bladder and bowel movements are roughly around the same times during the day.
It takes 12 weeks for a puppy to hold their bladder.
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