7 Hacks for Moving Day with a Pet

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When you decide to move, you don’t have to leave your behind. But, if they have never had to leave home before it could be an ordeal for them. Here are some to help you get your pet ready for moving day.

can be stressed over moving just like people. How can you tell? Your pet may refuse to eat or be more nippy than usual to you and others. Recognize these signs and try to keep your pet calm. Take breaks and play with them. Leave their belongings until last in your packing so they can have something familiar around them.

Here are some more to help you go from point A to point B.

Identification

You will have a new address and your pet’s collar (if applicable) needs to reflect that. If they get away at a stop or run loose as you haul boxes in at your new place, you want those who find him to be able to find you. Include your cell phone number.

Vet Visit

Some get motion sickness. If your pet has never left home you might not be sure, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Get medication for it just in case. The vet can also suggest ways to calm your pet on long rides.

Pet Carrier

It is not safe for a pet to run free in a moving car. A pet carrier keeps them safe. ones allow the pet to see out of the door without the possibility of getting tangled in the sides like the wire ones. Introduce your pet to the new carrier by placing it in their area several weeks before the move.

Comfort

Put a familiar blanket and toy in the pet carrier so your pet will feel at home. Look in the door so that they can also see that you are still with him.

Frequent Stops

can get just as restless as children. Make regular stops at areas to stretch your legs and to give your pet a bathroom break. They can work off some nervous energy from being pent up in the car.

Overnights

All hotels are not “pet friendly.” Find areas where you can keep your pet with you in the room. This way you don’t have to drive all night or leave your pet in the car overnight. In hot areas, have been known to die from heat exhaustion in cars.

Safety

Tie your pet up in the yard or on the porch while you move in. Afterward, let them walk around the home and get comfortable with their new surroundings. After a long, stressful moving day, take a moment and help your pet relax.


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