Tips for clients welcoming home new felines


In a recent dvm360® interview, Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, shared insight veterinarians can offer pet parents who are acclimating a new cat to their homes.

During an interview with dvm360®, Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, lead clinician and practice owner of Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon, outlined tips on adjusting felines to a new home by ensuring they have their own space, slowly introducing them to household members, and more.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC: I'll often recommend to my clients that when they bring the new cat into the home, they do have a separate area set up for them initially. Now, honestly, [the cat] may only need it for a couple of minutes or a couple of hours, or it could be days or weeks, we just don't know. So having a separate area where the cat is not going to have to contend with a bunch of people and a bunch of household chaos and other pets, and all of [those] things [is ideal].

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