Moving can be very difficult for your furry friends!
As you know, moving with pets takes a certain type of sensitivity. Additionally, moving with pets can be very difficult. It’s not just difficult for people, but for pets as well.
Imagine watching your loved ones take everything in your house and put it into boxes, pack you and those boxes up and ship them away to an unknown place without any explanation. That is just a taste of what it is like for our furry friends.
Whether your move is a local move or a long distance move, it’s pretty much the same. Below are some guidelines to follow when moving your beloved pets. And if you’re still considering where to move, here are the top 5 reasons to move to Greenville!
Here are some moving tips for moving with pets:
Make sure they have a microchip and all the information is updated.
For those of you who don’t know what a microchip is, it is a small device implanted into your pet that has a specific I.D. number which is linked to your contact information. If they get lost, a microchip makes it easy for you to track them down (as well as for others to track you down and bring you back your beloved pet)!
Make sure their vaccines are updated
Stress can trigger an immune response and getting sick is a surefire way to make any move turn sour. Get your pets vaccinated a few weeks before your departure date.
Do research on the prospective location
Take the time to look up the are beforehand and make sure there are no breed restrictions in the area you are moving to. Also, investigate the local shelters and the average stray wait, vaccine laws, etc.
Travel when traffic is light
This will make the trip less stressful for you and for your pets as well. If possible, avoid traffic-heavy times like rush hour or around the holidays.
Keep things as simple and smooth as possible
Now would not be the best time to make any drastic changes to their routine, diet, or lifestyle. Additionally, you’ll want to search for the best movers to make the process as smooth as can be.
Bring their favorite toy
Bring their favorite something, a toy, blanket with familiar smells, anything that you know that enjoy will help keep stress levels low.
Condition them to their crate
If they will be traveling in a kennel give them time to get used to it. This can easily be done by leaving it in a common area, baiting it with good toys and treats, and leaving the door open so they can freely come and go as they please.
Give them a 2 week adjustment period
Some pets do not handle change very well, especially cats. They may act strange for two or more weeks as they get accustomed to their new surroundings. Don’t try to force it on them just let them acclimate however they do best.
Give them lots of love (and patience!)
Try to not get stressed out as your pets will emulate you. Try to keep in mind how difficult this may be for them to understand and remain patient as there may be more accidents than usual in the coming days.
You May Consider Anxiety Medications
If your pet’s anxiety is so bad to the point that it makes everyone miserable, consider talking with your veterinarian about medication for the duration of your trip.
There is a wide array of options to choose from. Two of the most common are CBD and Xanax. Try these out whenever necessary. You may be pleased with the results.
In addition to all of the above, you’re going to want to make sure you hire an excellent team of residential movers. Greenville moving company Busy Beez Movers are great for moving your home and have dealt with many pet relocations in the past!
Moving with pets doesn’t have to be the headache you’re expecting. If you prepare in advance you’re sure to have a more pleasant experience!