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Moving with Pets

Moving with Pets

May 12th 2023

Moving with pets can be a challenging experience, but with some careful planning and preparation, you can make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your furry friends. Here are some tips to help you with moving with pets:

  • Prepare your pets early: Start preparing your pets for the move several weeks in advance. Introduce them to their carriers and take them on short car rides to get them used to being in a moving vehicle.
  • Update your pet’s tags and microchip information: Make sure your pet’s tags and microchip information are up-to-date with your new address and phone number. This will ensure that your pet can be easily identified if they get lost during the move.
  • Keep your pet’s routine as normal as possible: Try to stick to your pet’s normal routine as much as possible during the move. This can include feeding them at the same times and taking them for walks at their usual times. Also provide them with familiar toys and blankets.
  • Pack a separate bag for your pet: Pack a separate bag for your pet with their food, water, toys, bedding, and any medication they may need. This will help to keep your pet comfortable during the move and ensure that you have everything you need for them.
  • Plan your travel arrangements: If you’re travelling by car, make sure your pet is secured in a carrier or with a seatbelt. This will prevent them from escaping or getting injured during the move.
  • Find a new vet: Research and find a new veterinarian in your new area before you move. This will help you to have someone to turn to in case of any emergencies.
  • Introduce your pet to their new home: When you arrive at your new home, give your pets time to explore and adjust to their new surroundings. Keep them confined to one room at first, and gradually introduce them to the rest of the house.
  • Show your pets extra love and attention: Moving can be stressful for pets, so make sure to give them plenty of love and attention during this time. This will help them feel secure and happy in their new home.

Remember, moving can be a stressful time for everyone, including your pets. With a little preparation and patience, you can help make the transition as smooth as possible for your furry friends.

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