Saturday, January 7, 2023 / by Michael Szakos
Moving with Pets: Tips to Make the Transition Smooth
Moving to a new house can be a exciting and stressful experience for everyone involved, including our beloved pets. It's important to keep in mind that moving can be especially difficult for animals, who may be sensitive to changes in their environment and routine. Here are some tips to help make your move easier on your pets:
Keep your pet's routine as consistent as possible during the moving process. Try to feed, walk, and play with your pet at the same times as you normally would. This can help provide some sense of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic time.
Pack your pet's belongings last, and keep a separate bag or box with their essentials (food, water, medication, toys, etc.) that you can easily access during the move. This will make it easier to care for your pet and keep them comfortable during the transition.
If you're driving to your new home, make sure to take breaks to let your pet stretch their legs and go to the bathroom. If you're flying, research airlines that allow pets and make sure to follow their guidelines for travel.
Consider hiring a pet sitter or boarding your pet while you move. This can be a good option if you have a lot of heavy lifting to do, or if your pet gets anxious around new people and unfamiliar environments.
Once you arrive at your new home, take some time to explore the area with your pet and help them become familiar with their new surroundings. This can be especially important for outdoor pets, who may need to be trained to stay within the boundaries of your new property.
Finally, don't forget to update your pet's identification tags with your new address and phone number. This will ensure that they can be returned to you safely if they happen to get lost during the move.
Moving with pets can be challenging, but with some careful planning and attention to your pet's needs, you can make the transition as smooth as possible. For more tips on making your move easier on your pets, check out our special report "Pet Owners - Tips to Making Your Move Easier on Your Pets" and have your whole family set up for one of the most important transition of your life.