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Posted: Tuesday 16 March, 2010

by Rosemary at 7:44pm in Cats 2 comments Comments closed

I'm not too worried about moving sheep and poultry, or even the horses, so long as Smokey has a companion. But I am a little anxious about the dogs and cats.

Felix will be fine; he only goes out with us anyway. The kittens are a different kettle of fish, but I'm hoping that they are young and adaptable enough to relocate without any major issues. We'll keep them in one room for a week or so, then in the house until hopefully they know it's home. We'll probably use Feliway to help relieve any stress. It was hugely successful when we had Homer and we used it when we first brought the kittens home, mainly for Felix.

To be honest, I'm most concerned about the dogs. Dan's parents also have two dogs - Fillan, a nine year old Border Collie x Huntaway neutered dog and Kimi, a bitsa of about the same age (neutered bitch). They are lovely dogs but Kimi and our Tess don't see eye to eye. To be honest, Tess starts what she can't finish - Kimi is quite a big dog. We're seeking a trainer who can help us anticipate and deal with issues. I might use DAP collars for them, though.

Anything similar for humans?



Wednesday 17 March, 2010 at 1:38pm

Our vet sold us some Feliway that we used for keeping the cats from scratching the furniture. I used it for a while, but was afraid that if I got it on me the cats would not like me. I didn't realize it could be used to reduce stress, etc. (Just had a look at the website -- interesting).

Good luck on your move. I looked at the new area using Google Streetview -- it looks lovely.


Thursday 18 March, 2010 at 9:44pm

gin for humans, works well.

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