How to move with pets

Have you ever imagined of moving from a place you have known as home for over twenty years?  It can be stressful. It gets even worse if you have pets to move with. One of the unique things about moving pets is that different pets demand special attention. You can’t just wake up today and begin to move. You have to prepare them, get the moving equipment ready. You will also need to acquaint yourself with the legal requirement of moving pets in your country or state and the state you’re moving to.

However, you don’t have to stress yourself when moving pets, follow through and see how you can have it done easily

Get their moving kit ready

You should make sure that your pet’smoving kit is ready with enough food, water, and all the necessary items for your pet. This is to ensure you have all the necessary day-to-day items for your pet.

Call your veterinarian

It is very important to call your vet before you move with your pet to a new location. Your vet will advise you on which medication you need to refill. Where possible, they should connect you to a vet they know in your new place. This is to avoid health complications that come with a change of environment. You may also need to inquire about new vaccinations that are specific to the new area.

Reduce all disturbances for your pets

You should minimize all disturbances for your pets when moving so that they don’t get stressed. Keep them in a safe place, check the temperature in the position you are keeping them. Keep checking them on the way to ensure they’re comfortable and in case they show signs of being tired, do not hesitate to stop and give it time to rest. Develop a routine on the journey to make sure that they are comfortable.

Confine your pet once in your new place.

Before you release your pet to the new house, make sure the environment is similar to their previous one so that they don’t get scared. Give them a chance to acclimate to the new environment slowly by introducing toys, showing them their new feeding place and take them around the new neighborhood. Let them learn new places to play as you take a keen look at them. In case they show signs of sickness or other complications, call in the vet for check-up and advice.

Update their details

Make sure to update the information on their tags. If your address or landline phone number is listed, you’ll want to update those to your new home. You also need to confirm with the local government department on the requirements when moving pets. This will ensure that you don’t get into problems at the border.

Pets can add an additional layer of stress if you do not have the right advice on how to treat them when moving. Do not overlook the advice given to you by the vet. Be sure to treat them carefully and keep a sharp eye during their initial days in the new neighborhood. If you’re hiring a moving company, be sure to ask them for advise on moving with pets as well.

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