Five Tips for Moving with Pets

Relocating to a new home can certainly be a stressful situation for you and your loved ones, but many people fail to think about the affect it can have on pets. It is no secret that animals can be quite sensitive and reactionary to certain situations, and this includes moving. What may be overwhelming and stressful to you can actually be extremely terrifying to your beloved pet. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make the whole process far easier on you and your pooch. Keep in mind that all animals react differently, so you may need to tweak a few of the tips here and there to better apply to your pet’s personality.

Here is a list of helpful tips when you moving pets , while also keeping him safe during the actual move:

  1. Don’t pack everything at once. Many animals do not respond well to change, no matter how big or small. Start by bringing in a small amount of boxes before your move in order to give your pet time to adjust to them. Pack gradually, starting with the rooms or belongings that won’t directly affect your pet.
  2. Make sure you have access to your pet’s food and medications. When packing, keep at least one week’s worth of foods and meds with you in the event of an emergency. If your pet is easily frightened or stressed out, ask your vet for a prescription that will help calm their nerves and make the move easier.
  3. Keep your pet away from the chaos. Moving day can be highly stressful for pets, which is why it is important to have a designated safe place for them. This could be the bathroom, a back room, or maybe even a neighbor or friend’s house. If your pet is crate trained and is used to being in their crate, you can place them in there with some of their favorite toys, blankets, and whatever other items will make them feel comfortable and safe.
  4. Update their tags. Before you move, make sure you update your pet’s tags and microchip with your new address and phone number. No matter how hard you try, accidents can happen during the moving process and it is important to have all your current info on your pet’s identification.
  5. Find a new vet in advance. If you are moving out of state or far enough from your current vet that it would be a hassle to continue to take your pets there, be sure and do your research and find a new vet before you move. Also look up an emergency clinic in your new location, just to be prepared. Your current vet may be a good resource for a new vet, especially if you are moving in state.

Moving to a new home is both exciting and daunting, and this goes for your pet as well. In order to moving with pets , follow the tips listed above.

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