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Old 20.09.2011, 17:23
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Re: Settling a cat

There is a feliway diffuser you can buy that releases natural pheremones, similar to the ones from their mother. Its like a plug in air freshner.

I used it with our cats when we moved in. Had it on for a few weeks. and they settled in so easily, I was really surprised.

http://www.feliway.com/gb
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Old 20.09.2011, 19:56
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Re: Settling a cat

Feliway really works when cats move into a new environment.
Did the cat in the sofa look like this btw?

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Old 20.09.2011, 20:11
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I have strict instructions not to give him milk from his owner.

Actually, I also never gave my other cats milk....something my vet once said about cats being lactose intolerant I have no idea how much truth is in that but having had cats with IBS I didn't want to take a chance.

We are giving him food that he had at home from the same bowls he used at home.
Totally right on the milk front, it can really upset their tums.

Might be worth ordering one of these in or ask your vet if they have them.
http://www.tautiershop.ch/_1077
Really good for settling nervous pusses down,the plug ins have pheremones that are similar to what the mother cat has when she is feeding her babies. Calms frazzled nerves, there is also a spray version which you could put on blankets etc. In the short term you can get SOS drops from your chemist and put that on his belongings.

Hope he settles soon.

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Old 21.09.2011, 08:55
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Re: Settling a cat

Thanks everyone for the advice.

Last night was a fast improvement on the previous night. He kept himself hidden until mini-mimi went to bed (can't say I blame him) and then ate some treats from my hand. I picked him up to give him a little cuddle and then placed him on the sofa next to me. He stayed there all night between myself and my other half and adored the strokes and affection we gave him. He rewarded us with lots of purring and laid up as close as he could to us. He's such a soft ball of fluff that it's nigh on impossible to leave him alone when he's stretched out beside you

He also used his litter tray and judging by his food bowl this morning, he had a little bit of food during the night.

He didn't budge until we went to bed but was back under his trusty sofa this morning when I went to look in on him
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I picked him up to give him a little cuddle and then placed him on the sofa next to me. He stayed there all night between myself and my other half and adored the strokes and affection we gave him. He rewarded us with lots of purring and laid up as close as he could to us. He's such a soft ball of fluff that it's nigh on impossible to leave him alone when he's stretched out beside you

He also used his litter tray and judging by his food bowl this morning, he had a little bit of food during the night.
YAY! See? It just takes time. Thanks for the pics! SO cute!
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Oh he is such a cutie!
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