My husband and I are very happy for our friends who bring their new baby home! They are beautiful and, as you can imagine, they are going crazy for them. Their cat, Mr. Tiggs, finds it difficult to find joy in their new package.
Carrying a home for babies is stressful for everyone, especially for our pets that are not fully registered. If the sudden change is a trigger for them, cats in particular may have difficulties. Fortunately, even if you brought your cat home, there are several things you can do to help your cat.
Baby before taking home
If your last appointment has not arrived (and you have not had a child), you still have time to prepare your cat. First of all, you need to decide if the cat will be affected by the newborn.
If the child is out of the room after birth, you should start training your cat to be happier where it can be. To these rooms should be added a cat tower, scratch poles, cat toys and other things your cat likes. Compliments and awards should be given when the cat goes out with them. Honestly, deterring a cat from a room or from the floor of your home seems almost impossible without opening the cat or adding stress to it.