Getting a new cat and how to introduce it to other animals and people


Make their first trip home a happy one

Congratulations! Adopting a new cat or kitten is an exciting time in both of your lives. It's the start of a life long relationship together and you want it to start on the right foot.

For your new feline companion it can also be a scary time full of unfamiliar sights, sounds and environments.

There are many things you can do to help make the transition to your cat's new home a positive one.

Using Feliway can help your cat feel safe and secure from the start.

Tips to help your cat feel safe in their new home


Prepare one room with all of the resources your cat needs such as bed, water, food, litter tray and scratch post.


Plug in a Feliway Diffuser, ideally 24 hours before bringing your cat home, in or near the area where you anticipate your cat will be spending most of its time.


Before travelling with your cat, see our tips for making the carrier a familiar, safe place.


When you arrive home with your cat, place the carrier in the prepared room and open the carrier door. Let your cat exit the carrier when it feels ready. Never force your cat to exit.


Allow your cat to adjust to their new surroundings in the room you’ve prepared. This will help your cat gain confidence before investigating elsewhere.


Once your cat is ready to explore, begin by introducing them to any other pets in the house. Get tips and advice for introducing a new cat to your existing cat.


Leave the Feliway Diffuser plugged in for a minimum of 30 days to help your new cat or new kitten to settle in. Replace Refills monthly, as needed, to provide ongoing comfort and reassurance.