Introducing a New Pet Into Your Home
So, you are thinking of bringing a new pet home! Are you sure that it will be able to be friendly with the other pets in your house?
You should be aware that animals have a great sense of smell which they skillfully use so that they become accustomed to their surroundings as well as other animals. It is therefore necessary that when you bring in a new pet home, you should let it slowly get used to your other pets. Here are some ways and means by which you can easily accomplish this task:
As a first step, it is best if you could swap or even switch your pet’s bed or blankets between your pets. It is an ideal way to see if they can get accustomed to each other’s scent.
Another alternative is to allow your new pet to sleep as well as to play in that place where your other are. If you are in possession of a special room for your pets, it is best to put your new pet in that room also and that too alone for a while so that it can get accustomed to each others’ scent.
It is of utmost importance for you to introduce your new pet to your other pets gradually as in this way; you will be able to monitor their behaviour to each other.
On having brought your new pet into the home, it is best that you confine it in a comfortable space such as a crate or spare room. It certainly gives your new pet to get accustomed to its new surroundings. It would be best if you are able to contain the other animals in your house so the new pet is able to explore its surroundings more freely and get used to the rest of its new home.
Try introducing your new pet with the other pets in your house in a pleasant manner. You can do this by putting them on a leash or holding them close to you. In this way you will be able to restrain them and soothe them thereby making the experience more pleasant for everyone and with a remote chance of any type of altercation occurring.
It is a fact that your new pet may need some extra attention. The reason for this is that they are in a new environment and may feel scared and lonely. You should also not forget to give the due care and attention which your existing pets were getting previously. This is because that must also not feel left out. Once everyone has become accustomed to each other, you will certainly be glad that you have added a new pet as your companion to your home.