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April 30, 2024

6 Tips for Moving with Pets: A Guide from Professional Movers in Killeen

moving with petsBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is generally a tense experience, not only for humans but also for pets. For the furry members of the family, moving from one home to another can be hectic as it requires adapting to a whole new location without genuinely comprehending what is going on. So, how can you help make your furry friends comfy during the moving duration?
Whether you are moving down the street or perhaps out of the state, appropriate preparation is needed to make sure your pets have a happy and less sensitive shift to their new setting.
Here are some suggestions from professional movers in Killeen:

Get your pet familiar with packing materials 

One way to ready your family pets for moving is to include them with the packing process. As opposed to locking them in a room while you arrange items in the home, let them play with the cartons and satisfy their curiosity. Remember that if they don't do this, they may be certain to feel worried, which could bring about stress-related behavior such as barking, hyperactivity, and jumping.

Familiarizing your furry friends with the moving materials (including the kinds your moving company in Killeen utilizes) also helps to relieve disturbances and opposition, making the shift easy and stress-free.

Avoid changing your routine

Changing your daily routine if you are preoccupied with packing and organizing could cause anxiety for your pets, consequently making the moving process even more stressful. It's always best to keep their routine (as well as your own) the same, which includes feeding time, walking and playtime, and also baths.

Keep in mind that moving will be stressful for your household pets too. It is subsequently necessary that you exhibit a little extra love and patience during the entire period.

Contact your veterinary clinic

If moving out of your present community, you will need to go to your vet, and there are multiple factors why this will be relevant:

· To make certain vaccinations are up to date

· Get important prescription medications to circumvent having to make emergency visits to the vet

· Receive professional advice on the best way to minimize worry and relieve nervousness

· Ask for a recommendation for a new veterinarian within your new area

· Obtain a copy of your pet’s vet records to take with you

Take the pet in your automobile

There are certainly secure methods to carry your furry friends in the car while your other belongings get moved in professional movers' vehicles. Regarding not so big dogs and cats, place them in a carrier and secure it with a safety belt. For large family pets, like a bigger dog, put them in a crate in the rear of the car.

Don't allow your furry friend out

Refrain from opening the kennel until you are inside your home. Allow them to investigate their new house and keep an eye on them diligently when initially letting them out into your securely fenced yard. Or take them out on a leash if you don’t have a secure fence or maybe aren’t positive if there could be places where your pet might get out of your yard.

Keep them secluded

Keep your pets secluded if you can until the residence is all set up, and all is where it is intended to be. Once they see familiar things like household furniture, they're less likely to stress. In the meantime, let them study the setting at their own pace. In addition, allow them to have toys and blankets they are used to so they feel at home. It won't require much time until they're totally adjusted to their new place.


Like people, pets possess a unique personality and thus behave in various ways to moving. And since you know your furry friend best, you know how to make their transition to Killeen as easy as possible.


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The Mickelson Family
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