Moving is a long process and packing for a move can be extremely stressful. Losing and damaging of things during a move is common but the most important thing during a move to keep the emotional balance. It is hard to move not only financially and socially but also emotionally. As it is a big change for us humans, pets are no exception. Your pets are priceless and packing them up can be both practically and emotionally tricky.
You can follow the tips given below to keep your pets safe and happy during a move no matter if you’re moving across the city or long distance:
Know Pet Rules and Regulations of the New Place
Landlords and homeowners’ associations at every place may have their own specific pet rules. You may need to provide your pet some additional vaccinations, medications and/or certain certifications as needed at new place. The nature of vaccinations and medications will be depending on where you are moving. You can make a call to the local animal control facility to ask about all your questions. It is one of the most important requirements that cross country moving companies recommend checking beforehand.
Talk to your current vet
Get your pet vaccinated and know all the details of his vaccinations. Your veterinarian is the right source to know the general awareness information about the breed you are having. He can even suggest ways or medication that can make traveling less stressful for your pet especially if he doesn’t like travelling. Discuss micro-chipping while talking to your vet. Also ask for recommendations from your current vet if he has any colleagues he or she knows in your new area new place.
Find a New Vet at New Place
Don’t forget to find a new veterinarian around your new house prior to your move. After finding a new vet, make sure to set up an appointment as soon as you move into your new house to help your pet settle soon.
Be sure to get a copy of all of your pet’s medical records from your current vet and give to your new vet and also find the closest emergency animal hospital and keep their phone number handy.
Update Your New Address
Get new identification tags with your new address and phone number made for your pet’s collar, and also don’t forget to update your contact information in the database if your pet has a microchip.
Create Normal Atmosphere While Packing for Your New House
Don’t pack in a hurry instead pack over a long period of time to keep your pet at ease? Slower changes will keep their stress level down. Take them to your new place before actually moving, it will help them get friendly with the place.
Make arrangement for Your Pet for the Moving Day
Pets should not be kept home during the actual moving day. When boxes and furniture are being moved, pets should be removed. Talk to a close family member or a friend for pet sitting or you can also arrange a doggy day care or cat care centre. Don’t lock your pet in a room as keeping pets locked away during the movie may make them anxious and insecure.
Don’t let your pet roam around the neighbourhood until they are acclimated in your new place as they might get lost or run away due to stress. Secure your pet’s new identification tags to their collar.
Use a leash to take them out to explore their new place and guide them how to get home. If you let them out in a new place right away,
You must know that the pet is your responsibility and no less than a member of your family. Make sure you know when and how to move with the pets and ensure a safe relocation. Whether you have a cat, a dog or any other pet, make sure you make all the necessity arrangements before planning the move.
What to do when you cannot move your pet/s with you?
You might face a situation where moving your pet along won’t be an option, this could happen because of the poor health of your pet or restrictions on a particular pet in a specific region. If any such thing happens, you must have a recovery plan to ensure you pet remains safe wherever it is.
In such case you must try to search for a shelter home that takes pets like yours. If there is no shelter home, find some relative or friend who is happy to adopt your pet and take care of it just the way you do. You will be amazed to know how many people today love to have a pet that is raised in a great environment.
Depending on your situation, you must choose the appropriate way to ensure you take care of your pet when moving.