You can pack almost everything into a box, except that angry cat. It’s important to make accommodations for your pets prior to your move to make the process just as streamlined and comfortable for them as it is for you. Take into account some of these tips for moving with pets to make the big day as easy and stress-free as possible.
- Make sure your pets have up-to-date ID tags before moving day and are fitted with collars. In the instance that they get lost, you will want your name and current cell phone number listed so that they can be returned home safely, even if you're mad at them for the moment.
If you are moving a long distance and are planning to stop and stay in a hotel along the way, check that the hotel you are staying in is pet-friendly. You don't want to wake up to a smell in your vehicle coming from a surprise that you can't locate, especially considering all of the boxes you'll have loaded up. Also, make sure to stop for bathroom breaks throughout your trip (we mean your pet; you can go, too) and provide your pet with fresh water when you make those stops.
If car sickness is an issue for your pet, visit your veterinarian prior to your move to get prescribed medication and feeding recommendations.
On the day of your move, secure your pets in a crate or closed room until you are ready to load them into your car. The movement and sounds can frighten them, and keeping them secure can help reduce their stress. And prevent scratches. Lots and lots of scratches.
Smaller pets should always be transported in a secure, well-ventilated pet carrier. Larger dogs should be on a leash and under control at all times. The stress of moving can cause pets to run away, so don't take chances with inadequate crating.
- Never, ever transport pets in the trunk of a car, trailer, storage area of a moving van, or an open truck bed. Promise?
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