Plus, moving with pets to a new state or country can be difficult. You are going to want to make sure you do everything correctly because many of these places can have strict regulations on bringing new animals in.
Our friends at Movers.com have developed a helpful guide to moving with your pet. It's called "Along for the Ride: Preparing to Move Your Pet". The guide is complete with tips for preparing to move with your pets, traveling with your pets, settling into your new home, and even moving with small pets.
To prepare your pet for the move, there are several steps you should take care in:
- Packing their belongings
- Preparing your pet's carrier
- Travel arrangements (This is very important, especially if you are traveling by air.)
- Visiting the veterinarian before hand to make sure you have everything in order. (Vaccinations, microchips, etc)
- Make sure your pet has proper identification.
After you move to your new home, there are several steps you can take to make your pets as comfortable as possible. This will help minimize stress for them:
- Unpack your pet's things
- Move at your pet's pace
- Keep routines similar
- Stay calm and be patient
- Give your pet extra attention
- Check your new home for safety hazards
All of these steps are in the Along for the Ride: Preparing to Move You Pet guide by Movers.com. In fact, each step is covered in detail with it's own chapter. It's a wonderful resource for pet parents looking to relocate but aren't sure where to start. And yes - it is FREE.
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Have you ever moved with a pet before? What tips do you have to share?
This post is sponsored by Movers.com. We were compensated to help spread the word about e-book "Along for the Ride: Preparing to Move Your Pet", but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. All opinions expressed here are our own.