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Top Tips for Moving With Pets

A whopping 95% of pet owners say that their furry friend is part of the family. If you belong to this statistic, you’d probably do anything to ensure your pets are happy and stress-free.

Unfortunately, moving is always a stressful process. As you begin to pack and get the house ready for sale, your pets will start to feel confused and anxious about all the changes happening around them.

Luckily, there are ways to make moving with pets easier. By just following a few simple tips and tricks, you will make the transition as smooth as possible to reduce your pet’s anxiety.

Do you want to know how? Keep reading to find out!

Talk to Your Vet

Is your pet already on the anxious side? Are they prone to car sickness?

If so, make sure you talk to your vet before the move. They will give you valuable advice to help make the move more manageable, as well as ideas and tools to ease anxiety and car sickness.

If you’re moving out of the area, be sure to find a vet in your new city and have your pet’s medical records transferred over. In the hectic moving atmosphere, pets sometimes get hurt, so you’ll want to ensure you have a vet in the area in case this happens.

Update Their Info

Pets have a habit of running off when they’re feeling confused or scared. And if you just moved into your new home, your pet will be in a completely unfamiliar area.

To help find your pet if this were to happen, make sure you update all of their information, including their microchip and collar tags.

Keep Your Pet in a Quiet Place

The best way to keep your furry friend as safe and relaxed as possible is to isolate them. Choose a quiet room in your current home and move everything out of it. Then, place your pet in that room with their crate and a toy for comfort. Inform the movers that your pet is in that room with instructions to not disturb.

After the moving company has loaded the truck, crate your pet and take them in the car with you.

Set Up an Area for Them in the New Home

Your pet will likely feel stressed as soon as they enter a new and unfamiliar environment. The best way to introduce them to their new home is to keep them in a quiet room away from all the unpacking chaos.

Set up their bed, food, water bowls, some toys, and their litter box as soon as you get to your new house. The familiarity of their belongings will help them feel relaxed as they adjust to the new room.

After you’ve unpacked a bit and the heavy furniture is in place, let your pets explore. However, don’t force them to come out. Cats, in particular, may hide and choose to come out at their own pace.

Your Guide to Moving with Pets

Your furry friends will likely feel confused and anxious during the moving process. But by following the guide above, you can make moving with pets a lot easier.

Do you need help with your household move? Contact MEYER Household Moving for a quote today.