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Tips For Moving With Your Pets

Posted on December 07, 2021

Include your pets in your moving plan. Without a plan in place, it can be stressful for them and have long-term effects.

Include your pets in your moving plan. Without a plan in place, it can be stressful for them and have long-term effects.


Moving isn't the most enjoyable thing we do and can add stress to our lives. Leading up to your move and while moving, don't forget about your four-legged family members and how it can impact them. Include their needs in your moving checklist. Remember, if it's stressful for you, it's stressful for them.

 

Leading Up To Your Move

Pets are extremely sensitive to change and what's happening in their environment. Their home is not only their home; it's their territory, too. As you prepare for the move, get your pet comfortable with their pet carrier, if they aren't already. If you aren't moving too far away and can easily access your new neighbourhood, take your pet(s) for walks so they can explore, sniff the area, and begin to get used to what will be their new home. Does your move involve a moving truck? If so, determine where your pet will be transported. If your move is long-distance, develop a travel plan that includes stops for your furry friend to have breaks.

     

    Moving Day

    The time has come, and it's moving day. It's exceptionally crucial to stick to a routine for your pet. This routine includes feeding times, walks, playtime, and any other daily activities they are accustomed to doing. Do not ignore your pet. Pets love unconditionally, and being ignored is very hard on them. Find someone who isn't a significant part of the move and assign them the duty of looking after your animal. Lastly, the last pet moving tip is, have a pet travel kit to avoid searching for the essentials on the day. This kit should include vet records, food, water, travel-appropriate dishes, toys, treats, and a blanket to comfort them. Ensure your pet is wearing their identification and try your best to keep them away from all the chaos. 

     

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