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How to Make Moving Easier for Your Pets
Moving isn’t just hard for adults or children in a family; moving can also be a very stressful time for your pets. Just like you, your pets get into a routine. They grow accustomed to their surroundings and when that changes it can prompt uncharacteristic behavior. This could mean having accidents in the house when it was previously never an issue, hiding, aggression, or even running away. The good news is, there are lots of ways to make moving easier for your pets.
Long before you make your move, you will have some extra considerations as a pet-owner. If you are renting, you will need to make sure that the homes you are interested in are pet-friendly. You should also do research on potential neighborhoods as some areas will be much more pet-friendly than others.
Are there parks, dog parks, or other places to take your pet? Will you need a backyard or a bigger apartment/home to accommodate your pet?
Before moving you also want to make sure that your pet has all of the necessary information on their tags should they get separated from you. Or better yet, get your dog or cat microchipped before you move. Make sure their vaccinations are up to date as well.
Stick to the Routine
With all long to-do list that comes with moving, it is easy to get out of your normal routine. You may have begun skipping your afternoon walks with your dog to spend a little more time packing or switching over your utility bills. While tempting, it is crucial to maintain your pet’s schedule. Allowing them to exercise will help keep their energy level down, and the familiarity of the schedule, despite piles boxes, will give them some needed comfort. These breaks to spend time with your pet will also help you avoid anxiety and stress, which your pet will pick up on.
The same goes after you’ve arrived at your new pace. Quickly get back into the typical routine with your pet to help them adjust faster.
Find a Veterinarian
While you look to find a new doctor for your family, be sure you find a veterinarian for your pet too. The last thing you want is for your pet to get sick or injured and not know who to take them to.
Hold off Washing
When you are in the process of moving, you’ll likely want to wash everything so that it’s clean and fresh, just like your new home. But when it comes to your pet’s beds, toys, or other items, you should wait. The familiar smell of their items in an unfamiliar smelling home will help make the move easier on your pets by helping them feel more comfortable in their new location.
Because moving isn’t just stressful for your pets, but it can also be hard for you, consider hiring a professional moving company to make moving simple, safe, and secure. Kellogg Movers offers both big and small quality moving, for flat-rate bids. Give them a call today!