Top tips when moving house with your pet

Moving is something we all have to experience at least once in our lives. Be it when we move to college or when we finally make ends meet to get a new apartment and move up in the world, moving seems to be an integral part of modern life.

But more so than ourselves, our pets often face the brunt of the stress when it comes to moving, not for nothing, animals grow fond of their environment and changing it can mean a great deal of fea\r. There are certain procedures any caring animal owner should take into consideration when moving with their pet.

Decide How You Will be Moving

First, there are a variety of steps necessary before you even pack up and get in the van. Records can often prove the most difficult to keep track of, so it would be helpful to get an extra set of immunization records from your veterinarian. Aside from records, you’ll also need new IDs and dog tags, with the updated address.

If traveling by air, you should make sure you have a direct flight instead of transfers, which are much more traumatizing to the pet. If you are moving by car, make sure to look up motels which accommodate pets. If moving to a different state, or doing interstate removal, makes sure you are familiar with that states regulations concerning pet ownership.

Furniture removal is another issue, make sure you are aware of any furniture that your pet might find comforting and try to avoid moving said furniture until later on, if possible. In case of interstate furniture removal there is no particular difference. And if your new home is nearby, take your pet for a walk around the neighborhood and make sure they get accustomed beforehand.

Packing Your Pet’s Belongings

At last, when moving day arrives, there are a select few things you should remember bringing. First the new ID tags and immunization records, the tags will come in handy right away. The back load should be relatively quick and should be done in the absence of your pet to make sure he can get acclimated to the final environment.

Same goes for an interstate furniture removal or interstate backload. A litter box, or scoop and plastic bags, paper towels in case of an accident, leashes, toys, and food are also necessary for an easy transition.

Make sure the pet is introduced into the apartment afterwards; otherwise it will be hard for the pet to become used to his environment whilst it changes periodically.

It is smart to bring water from your old house because different types of water can upset an animal’s digestion and make a vet visit necessary. With all this at hand your moving experience should be a breeze.

Once you are at your new home you should allow your pet to explore. Eventually, he will become used to his new environment and begin behaving the way he used to. At first the pet might misbehave, but this is caused by the added stress and will eventually subside and you can happily continue your new life in your new home.

Request a quote