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We Got a New Kitty! The Adjustment Process to Keep Him #FearFree

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Feliway. All opinions are 100% mine.

Our household recently grew by one member, and we’re super proud! While he isn’t a biological member of our family, that doesn’t stop us from loving him like he is! Coming to us at just 7 ½ weeks, he’s a bit nervous as you can imagine. He came to us straight from a barn, so our goal right now is helping him adapt to his new environment. In case you’re getting a little freaked out by this point, I should probably mention that the new member of our family is an adorable little kitten!

Mittens is his name! DSC_1573 When we decided to bring home our first fur baby, we were certain we’d thought of everything. We began by versing the children in all the ins and outs of caring for an animal. We stressed to them how important it is to care for him and love him just like he’s a part of our family… because he is.

The one thing we didn’t count on, however, is all of that to back fire right in our faces! We forget the most important lesson of all when it comes to family…. respecting personal space! DSC_1537 In the excitement, the kids have been loving all over little Mittens, and he’s still warming up to them. With two little ones staring at you all day and giving you loving, I don’t blame him for being a bit nervous! One way we’re helping Mittens have a smooth adjustment is by using Feliway®. It’s a synthetic replica of the “Feline Facial Pheromone” that’s naturally produced when cats are happy. DSC_1552 That pheromone is the reason why cats are always rubbing their cheeks against objects, that’s how they show their happiness. By mimicking this, Feliway allows Mittens to feel more comfortable and secure in his new environment. It always makes me feel better knowing that the bonding process between him and the children will be a lot smoother. DSC_1538 If you’re planning on introducing a new member into your family (and their of the Feline species), I’d strongly recommend using Feliway to make them comfortable and #FearFree during transition. It comes in several forms like a diffuser, spray, and wipes. There’s even a multi-cat formula that helps reduce aggression in multi-cat households!

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Amanda

Hi! I'm Amanda, a Kansas City Lifestyle Blogger, mom of two little people, social media addict, travel junkie with a slight obsession to baking and fitness.

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  • Awe congratulations on your new furbaby. We are thinking of getting a new kitty. I will have to check out Feliway.
  • I remember when i brought home my cats from the first time. Feliway would have been a great way to help them adjust.
  • What an adorable kitty! I love the name Mittens, it’s so cute! We could never get a cat because my husband is allergic, but I sure do think they’re adorable.
  • What an adorable kitty! I love the name Mittens, it’s so cute! We could never get a cat because my husband is allergic, but I sure do think they’re adorable.
  • Congrats on the new kitty! He's so cute! I'm sure you're going to have a lot of fun with him. I remember when I got my two cats when they were kittens. They're so much fun!
  • I just got a new kitten about 6 weeks ago! She's all bonded with us and happy now, but this would have been great. I'll remember it when I add cat number next and next (cuz that will be happening).
  • Now that is a cool product. Kittens need a lot of time to adjust to a new home. We know first hand as we have one that is almost just a year old now. This is a great idea, thankfully our kitten has adjusted really well and have become a great addition to the family.
  • Oh my goodness, I had no idea something like this existed. I had one cat years ago who struggled so much. This would have been super-helpful. Thanks for sharing
  • Very interesting! My friend has an oil diffuser to calm one of her cats that has decided to be aggressive with his feline room mates. Because of my sensitivity to scents I've never considered a diffuser. It's time to broaden my thinking!
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