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MOVING WITH PETS
By John Sloan
Let’s be real; moving can be quite stressful. And if it’s this stressful for us, how do you think it is for our furry friends? Moving to a new location, going for a long drive, new rooms, new yard – it’s a lot for a pet. So, if you’re making a move this summer, I wanted to share a few tips to make it easier for you and your pets. Check out four tips to make moving with pets a little easier.
Prepare a Moving Kit ~ Create an overnight bag for your pet. Add food, toys, a bed, and litter so that everything they need is easily accessible while you are busy unpacking boxes.
Keep Your Pet Away from the Hustle ~ Your moving day will come with a lot of commotion. All of the moving can create anxiety for your pet. Try to keep them away from the hustle. Ask a friend to watch your pet on moving day or take them to a kennel for the day. If that is not possible, let them stay in a quiet room.
Let Them Ride with You ~ When everything is loaded and it’s time to make a move to your new home, make sure that your pet rides with you. If your pet is really nervous, put them in their crate and cover it with a blanket so that they can’t see the changing scenery.
Ease Your Pet into Your New Home ~ If it’s possible, set up as much as you can in your new home before moving your pet. If not, keep your pet secluded in a calm area of the house with things they recognize, like toys or a bed, until things look normal for them. Easing them into their new space will make it more comfortable. Do not let your pet outside unattended until they’ve adjusted to their new neighborhood.
I hope these tips help you and your pet have a safe and calm move. If you are thinking about a move this summer, I’d be happy to help you find the perfect home for you and your furry friends.