My husband and I inherited my Grandma’s cat. Any tips on helping him feel comfortable in a new home full of new smells and new people?
First off, I commend you for welcoming your Grandmother's cat! There are so many sad stories of animals being dropped off at shelters or abandoned completely in situations like yours.
Coming into a new environment can be stressful. It is often a good idea to first bring the cat into a smaller room that is dedicated to him. He'll likely be stressed still, but he'll get acclimated to his smaller surroundings. If you can, keep the food/water on the other side of the room from the litter. Just like you probably don’t eat by the toilet, he won't really want to either. Be attentive, go in to the room, bring a toy to play with—let him suss you out. But don't be upset if he's not