You’ve decided to move into a new home in a new part of town. Although you’re looking forward to it, you’re also concerned because you’ll be moving with pets. You’re wondering how they’ll survive the move and if they’ll adjust quickly to their new home’s environment.
Instead of worrying, why not take the time to prepare your fur babies for moving? By spending a few minutes now, you can save everyone (yes, even yourself) a lot of unnecessary stress later.
Create a Plan for Moving With Pets
Pets frequently become stressed when something unexpected is happening in their home. Typically they don’t like new environments either. Here are a few things you can do to make life easier for them.
Discuss Your Move With Your Vet
Before moving with pets, you should take time to talk to your vet. Doing so will enable you to get refills on any prescriptions your pet may need, so you won’t have to worry about it in the middle of your move.
When you make a vet appointment for your pets, make sure you also update the information on their tags and microchip. You don’t want to overlook this because you don’t know when your pet may try to escape. Having the correct information on their tags will make finding their way safely back to your new home easier.
Keep Your Pet Somewhere Quiet While Moving Your Items
One of the best ways to reduce the amount of stress your pets undergo while you’re moving is to keep them in a quiet place. If possible, you should kennel them for the day. Regardless of where you place them, make sure that you check on them frequently throughout the day. It’s also essential to maintain a regular schedule, so they still have a sense of routine amid all the changes occurring around them.
Take Your Pet With You in Your Vehicle
When moving with pets, you should put them in their kennel or carrier before placing them in the back seat of your vehicle with a blanket over the top of them. Doing so will help them feel more comfortable since they can’t see the changing environment around them.
Don’t Let Your Pet Out Until You Move In
You need to pay close attention to your pets to ensure that they don’t get out and escape. This precaution is essential even if you have a well-behaved, docile pet. Don’t let them out of their kennel before they’re inside their new home. Make sure you give them a few days to adjust.
Provide a Secluded Area for Your Pets in Your New Home
Before you move your pet, make sure you’ve moved everything else into your new home. You’ll want to set up as much of your new home as possible before they arrive. Even so, you may want to keep your pet confined to a small section of your new home until they have some time to adjust. Of course, you’ll still want to give them plenty of attention. When moving with pets, make sure they also have familiar toys and blankets to feel at home.
Maintain a Stress-Free Move
Now that you’re better prepared for moving with pets, you’ll want to make sure that you are prepared for the move too. Your fur babies won’t react well to you being stressed, either. Fortunately, you don’t have to be.
At Quality Moving of Colorado in Denver, CO, we’re here for you and your pets. Over the years, we’ve helped many people make a stress-free move. Contact us today so we can help you too.
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