Tips for Moving with a Pet
How to Easily Move When You Have Pets
Moving can be one of the most exciting times of your life; you get to start a new chapter, in a new home. While this can be a fun time for you, the same can’t always be said for your pet. In fact, moving can be quite a scary experience.
If you’re moving with an animal, it’s essential to take some steps to ensure your furry friends remain calm and comfortable throughout the whole process.
Stick to Their Routine
Even through the hustle and bustle of organizing and packing, it’s important to continue your pet’s routine as much as possible. Walk them when they’re used to being walked, feed them at the same meal times, and, if you have a special habit, such as going to the park on Saturdays, make sure that still happens so they don’t feel as if something is off.
Prepare for Long Drives
If your move involves several hours of driving, make sure you have a plan. Map out places to stop so your pet can stretch their legs and relieve themselves during the ride. Additionally, pack plenty of food and water to keep them satiated throughout the drive. If they tend to get a little nervous in the car, talk to your vet about getting them something to calm their nerves.
Give Them Time to Explore the New Home
Once you’ve arrived at your new home, allow your pet to explore and sniff every nook and cranny of the new space. This will help them adjust better than if they were confined to certain areas as well as allows them to get familiar with all the new sights and smells.
Set Up Their Space Carefully
Did your pet’s food used to be in the kitchen or their bed was placed in the corner by the couch? Put those items in the same places in your new home. Creating familiar surroundings as best you can help your pet adjust more quickly and recognize that this is their new home too.
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