new furniture 

Cats become quite attached to their environment, marking each room and each piece of furniture with their scent as a way to establish and organize their environment.

Redecorating or remodeling can become a challenging time as their marks all have disappeared.

Cats are territorial animals, and changes in their home can be stressful.  

  • Moving old furniture changes their territory and their familiar marks
  • Redecorating changes their perception of their home
  • Adding furniture or replacing old with new furniture creates change
 

How to help cats cope with home improvements

Plug in a Feliway® diffuser 24 hours before making changes in the home if possible.

A Feliway Diffuser vial lasts four weeks and will help your cat adjust to the changes by releasing the synthetic pheromone that keeps your cat feeling relaxed and your household a welcoming and familiar place.

This should help stop unwanted behaviors such as scratching and spraying, which is especially important when it comes to new furniture.

For added comfort, spray Feliway on new furniture and prominent parts of the renovated/redecorated area of your home (furniture's angles, door frame).  The Feliway spray is alcohol based and won't stain objects (however as a precaution we always recommend testing an inconspicuous area first before broad application)

Also see our advice on how to make a Cat friendly home. This should also help protect furniture.

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