If you are planning a move soon, it’s essential to understand how to prepare your pets and yourself. It’s not easy, so you should start working on your patience and temper now.
Pet relocation involves taking the proper steps to ensure that your pet arrives at your new home safely and securely. Failing to follow a plan could be detrimental to your pet’s health and safety.
So, how do you move with your pets?
Keep reading for a handy guide to help with the relocation process during your next move.
How to Properly Deal With Pet Relocation
Create your own moving plan for your pets. Here are some tips to get you started in the right direction.
Contact Your Vet
Before you move, it’s a good idea to have your pets microchipped, in case they get lost in transit or even at the new home. Your vet can also recommend pet relocation services if you’re not prepared to move them on your own. Plus, you can make sure your pets’ vaccinations are up to date so that when you arrive in your new town, you won’t have any trouble licensing them.
Take Your Pet for a Ride
Regardless of how you plan to transport your pets during your move, take them for a ride in the car a few times. Start a few months before the move so they can become accustomed to the procedure. Make it fun with treats and maybe even a stop at the dog park.
Prepare an Overnight Kit
One of the essential things you should do before you relocate your pets is to prepare an overnight kit with their food and favorite toys. It could take some time to get everything unpacked, and you don’t want your pet to be without anything important. Pack enough for an extra two days in case anything goes wrong.
Don’t forget the grooming tools and kitty litter as well as a kitty litter box. And bowls for food and water.
Keep Pets Away From the Action
During the move itself, reduce stress on your pets by keeping them in the quietest area possible. If you can’t leave them with a friend or at a kennel for the day, remove your furry friends from the action.
Perhaps keep your pets in an empty room and close the door. Make sure they have food and water and check on them regularly to feed, walk, or care for them. This will keep your animals calm and out of the movers’ way.
Pet relocation is just as hard on your pets as it is on you, if not more so. Take the time needed to make your pet feel as comfortable as possible up until and on moving day so that he knows everything will be okay. Remember, pets feed off your energy – the more stressed you are, the more stressed they will be.
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