Moving house with Pets
Moving from one place to another is stressful not only for you but for your pet too. Your best friend will be so nervous that you have to be very careful throughout the moving day and some weeks before. No matter what kind of pet you own, you must take care of it so as not to feel lost at the new place. There are many times where pets were escaping during the move and being in an unknown area they can’t find their way back to their new home. Here it is a checklist that will help you cope with the removal together with your best friend.
Pre-planning The most important thing in moving with your pet is making little plans ahead of time so as to prevent the stress that is inevitable otherwise. If you haven’t travelled with your pet or dog in the car – start doing it. This will help very much during the big day. Most of the dogs enjoy travelling, but you may have some problems with your cat. Make some trainings with your vehicle and see if your pet is getting used to it. If not – you must buy a carrier
The things that will help your pet with the moving house are their toys and their favorite blanket or bed. Once you’ve arrived in your new home try to make a spot that looks a lot like their old place in your previous house. Put their favorite toys there, don’t bother borrowing new ones. Their bed or blanket will help for the new start as well.
You have to take care and look for the state regulations if you’re moving some place unfamiliar to you. Go with your pet to their veterinarian and make sure its health is in good condition. You may ask about some recommendation for their colleagues to be the new vet of your pet. Get your dog a health certificate – you will find the proper forms at your veterinarian cabinet.
The man with a van is outside your house with your entire luggage and now is the time when you have to leave your old place. This is something that won’t miss only to you, but to your pet as well. Try to not be upset during the transportation. The animals can feel our emotions especially when they live with us from their very beginning of life. Make sure you have some treats in your pocket and every once in a while give some reward to your loved one for being a good traveler during your journey. Avoid giving food to your pet a few hours before the transportations so as not to have problems with nausea.
At the new home
After arriving to your new home start keeping an eye on your pet more often. The first few days are very important and dangerous so explore the area together with your furry friend. If you own a dog and it will live outside the house, make sure there are no holes somewhere near the fence. You may not want to start your acquaintanceship with your new neighbors that way. If your removal includes a cat – take it for a few days inside your place before you let it go by itself in the new neighborhood. For sure there will live other pets so try to take some time and assure yourself that your best friend had made some acquaintances too in the new neighborhood.