Tackling any move when you have pets can be a real challenge. The disarray and chaos can cause your pet to act out, or even cause them to get hurt. This is the last thing that you want when you’re already stressed out over moving. So while your packers and movers are helping you expedite your moving process, keep your furry friends in mind. There are several things you can do in order to help protect your pet and make the move as stress-free for them as possible, which in turn, makes the move easier on you. Just try these tips for when you move with the help of All Area Moving in order to make sure your pet has a happy move too!
Talk with Your Vet
Prior to your move, it’s worth taking the time to visit with your current vet and chat. During this visit, you can double check that your pet is up-to-date on their vaccines and talk about other tips for safely moving your pet. Before you leave, make sure to pick up a copy of your pet’s records, and don’t be afraid to ask for a new vet recommendation if you’re just moving in city. This way, you’re prepared if you happen to need a good vet fast.
Pack a Pet Overnight Bag
Whether you’re moving down the street or two states over, it’s important to have your pet’s supplies and belongings easily accessible, especially whatever you may need while you work on unpacking. This means making sure your pet has enough food available, and their bowls, litter if needed, toys, and a bed are always easy to get to. Your pet’s overnight bag should make sure that they can be comfortable whether you’re in a hotel room or your new home with unpacked boxes galore.
Find a Quiet Place
Moving day is a stressful time for you, so think about how stressful it will be on your animals. You have a couple of options for when moving day comes around, and some are better than others. If you’re making a local move, your best option is to drop your pet off with a friend or to board them for the day. This is ideal. If you’re doing a long-distance move and need to be able to transport your pet in the car, a good option is to clear out a room and set them up in this quiet, contained space while the movers are in the house. You can then grab your pet and hit the road.
Once you get to your new home, you’re going to want to slowly introduce your pet to their new space. Baby gates can be of use in order to help keep your pet contained to a room or two. Let them explore their space and make sure to set them up with all of their familiar belongings to help reduce their stress levels.
Whenever you move with a pet, always use caution and common sense in order to keep both your pet and your movers safe. When you’re ready to move and need professional help, contact the experts at All Area Moving in Flint!