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July 24, 2023

A Guide for Moving with Furry Family Members

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving together with pets is much different than moving without them. You will need to make sure they are cozy and safe, as well as making certain you are still able to do all the things you must do for your move. Continue reading to learn how to move together with furry family members.

Preparing for your move

The first step is to get all their medical records. This process really should not be challenging as a lot of veterinarians will simply transfer the records electronically.

Additionally it is necessary to refill any prescribed medicines which they take and bring the medications along on the journey with them!

If you're driving a long distance or maybe even a fairly short distance, it can help to bring some bedding for your furry companion like blankets or towels that will function as makeshift beds in the car. They will feel more at ease resting on something soft as compared to sitting on plastic or metal in the carrier or kennel for an extended period.

Packing the necessities

You cannot move with your household pets without packing the necessities, including from their food to their treasured toy. The best thing you can do is pack this stuff within a box on their own so that they are effortless to locate when you need them. When it comes to food, put ample for around two weeks for every furry friend into a container or box which has an airtight seal on it.

Next, make sure your pets always have toys and treats on hand. It's also advisable to include any medications or grooming supplies for any special needs your pet might have. And don't forget about leashes, collars, and other safety gear!

Choosing the right type of carrier

While moving with your pets, you need to ensure you can get them from one house to the other safely. Among the best ways to accomplish this is by making use of a carrier. There are several kinds of carriers available, so you'll have to take some time and energy to decide which type is right for your furry friend.

Whatever sort of carrier you select, make sure it is large enough for your furry friend; otherwise, they could be cramped throughout their journey!

Providing safety and comfort

Household pets can feel worry and also stress plus they notice if things are changing, despite the fact that they can't tell you. As a consequence they're more likely to attempt to sprint outside if a door is open. They may be inclined to nip at folks - both familiar and strangers - or perhaps to hide in different spots.

It's a wise idea to supply a secure space for your furry friend to go when they're feeling overwhelmed. And when you'll be occupied and not able to monitor them, such as in the course of packing or when the moving company in Killeen is loading or unloading the moving van, you might want to put them in an empty room or bathroom with the door closed to make sure they don't get away.

On moving day, exchange out the tags on their collar with new ones which list your new address and, if applicable, new phone number. This makes sure that should your pet runs away or possibly otherwise lost over the move, they'll be able to find their way back to you. It's also wise to bring up to date their microchip information around this time using the new information.

Special complications when moving with household pets

Moving with furry friends possesses special difficulties that you don't have to worry about when moving without them. Such as, your animal is typically not usually overly enthusiastic about the idea of the moving company in Killeen entering the residence and messing up his or her favorite spots with packing containers. But it's additionally essential to be aware what you can do to make certain your pet is comfortable and safe throughout the move. Luckily, there are a few easy steps you'll be able to take to make sure they are content over the transition.

To begin with, try saving their area for last when packing. Keep the pandemonium from their bedding, eating, and bathroom locations as much as you can. This will give them safe and sound places to retreat to.

Put furry friends in an unfilled room and shut the door each whilst leaving your current residence and into your new house. You may need to do this any time you come and go for a little bit as your furry companion adjusts to their new home.

Next, if you are moving to a new residence in a close by area, try taking your dog for strolls or to a dog park in the new area to allow them to begin to get familiar with the area. If you have a cat, consider bringing something from the new residence to your present home so the cat may smell it and become familiar with the scent.

Moving disturbs their normal routine and also life in general, so it's essential they've got enough time to become familiar in their new environment. Look for strategies to expose them to their new residence before you officially move in together. Take them around the house on a leash or permit them to investigate outside the house while supervised.

Moving with pets can be a bit more tough as opposed to relocating alone. Follow this guide and you will be well prepared.


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