Moving With Pets – Before, During and After the Move
Moving into a new home can be a little bit stressful for pets. Unlike humans, pets can take a considerable long period to adapt to their new environment. Moving with pets requires a bit of preparation beforehand. It can be very easy for homeowners to neglect their pets during the stress of move but the consequence is always waiting. Pets can die after a few days in a new unfamiliar environment if proper precautions are not observed. For this reason, it is better to factor your pet when planning a move.
Here are 8 useful Moving tips to help you before, during and after your move!
Before the Move
1. Does your new environment allow pets?
There are some communities and environments that don’t accept pets. Some buildings have laws and restrictions guiding the ownership of pets. Therefore, you should find out each of these details and other vital information beforehand.
2. Talk to your veterinary doctor
Sometimes, your pets might need to take some protective medicines and drugs before they move to another environment. These medicines will ensure that they are resistant to your new home. The veterinary will also ensure that your pet is fit for the travel.
3. Pack enough pet care
If you are traveling a long distance to your new home, then you should pack enough bedding and food materials for your pet. Also, it will save you the hassle of looking for pet foods and items during your first few days in your new home.
During the Move
4. Camp your pets
While you unpack your loads, it is possible to forget your pets and focus on unpacking your boxes. During this period, your pets can leave the vicinity and get lost in the process. Also, some pets can see it as an opportunity to escape. Therefore, the first thing to do is to secure your pets in a crate or gated areas where they cannot escape.
5. Attach some identification tags
So, what happens if your pets go missing during the move or within a few days in your new home? Fixing some tags on your pets can save you a lot of hassle as you will be able to easily place notifications of missing pets. Identifications with phone numbers and/or addresses can also help people locate you if they find your pet.
After the Move
6. Set aside your pets’ territory
It is often easy to forget the pet and focus on arranging rooms for kids and other members of the house. However, to peacefully do these, you have to first assign and arrange a territory for your pets. Make sure all your pet’s belongings, foods, and needs are provided within this territory. This will allow you to conveniently sort other things.
7. Take your pet for a walk
After you have settled some of your home assignments, take your pet along for a walk especially to neighbors. While you greet and familiarize with them, your pet also gets familiar with the neighborhood.
8. Get a new Veterinary
In case your new home is far from your old environment and you cannot retain your current veterinary, you should look for a new one in your environment as soon as possible. This will save you a lot of headaches when your pet starts reacting to the new environment.
In the long run, you will be glad you took your time to help your pet through the stress of moving. It is better to address these issues earlier and later when the conditions can seem worse or beyond control. Salmon’s Transfer ltd is ready and willing to offer professional moving assistants if you are planning to move with your pets to a new home. Fill out our quick and simple online quote calculator!