Moving with pets – how best to prepare?
Moving from one home to another is a quite difficult and stressful prospect, as well as exciting. Moving with pets makes the whole process even more interesting. You really need to prepare properly if you want to have an enjoyable moving experience. Speaking of enjoyable moving experiences, the best way to ensure them is to hire moving services Boise ID for your relocation. While you can move on your own, it is a lot easier with the help of a professional moving company. Especially if you are moving with pets. They will need most of your attention during the move. In this article, we will go over what you need to do in order to prepare both yourself and your pet for your impending relocation.
Moving with pets – Useful tips!
Here are the things you will want to consider doing:
- Prepare an essentials box for your pet before the move
- Visit your vet and search for the new one
- Find someone to take care of your pet during the move
- Transport pets in your vehicle
- Keep your pet secluded
- Change your pet’s address and update their info
Prepare an essentials box for your pet before the move
First off, you need to make sure that you have everything that you need to keep your pet happy during the move. Prepare a simple essentials box, where you will put all the items that you and your pet will need for its care. You will want to prepare this box for several days in mind. While most of the time you will not need to endure several days with only the items from your box, pack as if you will. Your items may still be in one of the storage units Boise Idaho, and you may not be able to get to them fast enough, for example. Basically, whatever you need for the care of your pet for a couple of days needs to be in that box. You can purchase some of the items but the more you have in the box, the easier it will be.
Hope for the best, plan for the worst.
Visit your vet and search for the new one
You will also need to transfer your pet’s records. Obtain the records by visiting your vet. Make sure to ask your vet about relocating with your pet. The vet will be able to provide you with the best advice possible when it comes to relocating your specific pet. Moving with pets can get quite tricky and every pet is special. Reading up on pet relocation tips and tricks will help, as well. In any case, your veterinarian will know about your pet’s quirks and the best way to adapt them for the relocation. You will also need to find a new vet, at your new home. While you can delay doing this, it is smarter to have it done before you actually move.
Search for vet practices online and schedule a visit. If you can visit them before you relocate, even better. But make it one of your first priorities, same as finding your own doctor.
Find someone to take care of your pet during the move
Moving day can be quite hectic. Your pet might not know what is going on and might be anxious or stressed. If you are going to be present when your movers arrive (and you should), Peasley Moving & Storage recommends that you find someone to take care of your pet for the time being. This does not need to be for long, just a couple of hours until all your belongings are in the moving truck. After that, you can transport the pet in your own vehicle. The important thing is that you remove the source of frustration, stress, or anxiety from your pet.
Moving with pets – Transport pets in your vehicle
The best way to transport your pets to your new home is in your own vehicle. They draw their assurance from your presence, and it will be much easier for them to travel to the new home if you are with them. It might not be a perfectly smooth ride, granted, but it will be a lot better than transporting them any other way. Driving with your pet can be a lot of fun if you but prepare a bit. Make sure that you have everything that you need before you start your journey. You may also want to condition your pet to the vehicle if you haven’t done so already. The best time to start conditioning is several weeks before the moving day.
Keep your pet secluded
If you don’t have anyone to take care of your pet, or if your pet is not comfortable staying with anyone else, the best option is to have the pet secluded somewhere. If you can, have someone stay with the pet, as well. The best would be if you can find a place where your pet can’t hear the sounds of moving. Which will usually not be in your own house. Whatever you do, make sure that your pet can’t see what is going on. Soothe him as best as you can and visit him frequently. It is important for your pet to be secluded but you don’t want for it to be stressed out, as well.
Moving with pets – Change your pet’s address and update their info
There are several rules and regulations that govern most pets. You will have to update the pet’s address as well as their information on the places that require it. This is something that you need to do whenever you move. After all, if an accident occurs, you want to make sure that your pet has the best chance of coming back home safely. Moving with pets can pose its own dangers, as well. By making sure that you update the info and the address, you will be minimizing the chance for accidents. And that is what it is all about.