How To Move with Your Pets

moving with petsBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving along with your household pets is much different than moving without them. You need to ensure that they are cozy and protected, while also ensuring you're still able to perform all the things you have to do for the move. Continue reading to discover how to move with your furry friends.
 

Get yourself ready for your move

The first step is to get their medical records. This shouldn't be hard because most vets can merely transfer the records electronically.

It is also necessary to refill any medicines which they take and bring the meds along on the journey with them!

If you are driving cross country or simply locally, it may help to bring some type of bedding for your pet such as blankets or towels that will serve as makeshift beds in the car. They might feel more comfortable sleeping on something soft as opposed to sitting on plastic or metal in the carrier or kennel for a lengthy period.

Packing the essentials

It's not possible to move with your furry friends without packing the essentials, which includes everything from their food to their preferred toy. The best thing you could do is pack this stuff inside of a box on their own in order that they are simple to find when you require them. With regards to food, put ample for at least two weeks for every pet into a container or box that has an airtight seal on it.

Subsequently, be sure that your furry friends always have toys and treats available. It's also wise to include all medications and grooming supplies for any special needs your furry friend may have. And don't forget about leashes, collars, along with other safety equipment!

Selecting the best type of carrier

Whenever moving together with pets, you have to ensure you are able to get them from one house to the other safely and securely. One of the best solutions to do this is through the use of a carrier. There are various types of carriers on the market, so you'll have to take some time to determine which sort is ideal for your furry friend.

No matter what kind of carrier you choose, make sure it is large enough for your pet; or else, they may feel cramped during their trip!

Providing safety and comfort

Domestic pets can feel worry and stress and in addition they realize when circumstances are changing, even though they can't explain to you. This means they may be more prone to attempt to run outside if a door is open. They may be prone to nip at people - both familiar and visitors - or to hide in different spots.

It's a good idea to provide a safe spot for your family pet to go if they are feeling stressed. And if you will be occupied and not able to keep close track of them, such as in the course of packing or when the moving company in Colorado Springs is loading or unloading the moving van, you may want to place them in an empty bedroom or bathroom with the door shut to make certain they don't escape.

On moving day, trade out the tags on their collar with new ones that show your new street address and, if applicable, new phone number. This helps to ensure that in case your furry friend escapes or maybe otherwise lost during the move, they shall be able to find their way back to you. You should also change their microchip information during this time period with all the new information.

Unique challenges when moving with pets

Moving with pets has special difficulties that you do not have to worry about when moving without them. Such as, your pet may not be usually very enthusiastic about the thought of the moving company crew in Colorado Springs entering the house and messing up his preferred spots with boxes. But it's also vital to be aware what you can do to ensure the family pet is at ease and safe throughout the move. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make certain they are happy over the transition.

First, try saving their area for last when packing. Keep the upheaval out of their bedding, eating, and bathroom places as much as you are able to. This will give them safe areas to retreat to.

Put pets in an unused room and close the door both while moving out of your current home and into your new residence. You might have to do this each time you come and go for a while as your furry companion adjusts to their new home.

Next, if you are relocating to a different home in a nearby area, try taking your pup for strolls or to a dog park in the new location for them to start getting familiar with the vicinity. Should you have a cat, try bringing something from the new residence to your present house so the kitty can smell it and become accustomed to the aroma.

Relocating disrupts their normal routine as well as life in general, so it is important they have sufficient time to become familiar in relation to their new setting. Find methods to expose them into their new house just before you officially move in together. Take them around the house on a leash or let them investigate outdoors while supervised.

Moving with pets can be a little more difficult as compared to moving alone. Follow this guide and you will be well ready.

 

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