Moving to a new home can be stressful, especially for our furry friends. While relocating is exciting for humans, it be a scary and overwhelming experienced for our four-legged family members. Don’t worry, some careful planning and reassurance can create a smoother experience for all. Here are some helpful tips.
Find a Pet Sitter for Local Moves
On moving day, having strangers in their homes can be scary for pets. Reduce their anxiety and chances of running away by having a trusted family member or friend watch your pet. You can also inquire about pet-sitting services to give you peace of mind and allow you focus on the move.
Pack Enough Pet Supplied for Long-Distance Travel
Traveling long distances with pets requires planning. Pack a dedicated box or suitcase with enough food, sanity care items, and comfort supplies to make the whole trip. Having everything in a centralized location will it easier for you to care for your pet on the road.
Research Local Veterinarians in Advance
Changing familiar veterinary care can be stressful for everyone, including pets. Make the process easier by doing research in advance. Find a veterinarian in your new area and schedule an initial appointment if possible. This way, you can ensure that you pet’s health needs are met, and you have somewhere to turn to in case of an emergency.
Check Local Regulations Regarding Exotic Animals
If you have an exotic pet, be aware that different states and countries may have regulations and restrictions regarding the ownership of such animals. Make sure to check the regulatory website of your destination to see if there are any restrictions.
Research Pet Restrictions for International Relocations
Moving with a pet internationally often comes with regulations and restrictions. Check out the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association as a resource to see if they have helpful information about moving pets from the U.S. to another country.
Aquariums, Terrariums, Habitats & Cages
Aquariums, terrariums, habitats, and cages can be expensive but necessary investments for pet owners. Protect your pet’s home by speaking with your residential mover. Often, they’ll have extra padding or crating options to help relocate your pet’s home safely.
Consider a Pet Shipping Company
If you have a particularly long or complicated move coming up, it might be beneficial to look into a shipping company that focuses on pet transportation. The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association can help you find a reputable pet shipping specialist if self-transport isn’t feasible.
Using a dedicated and caring long-distance mover is another way to help pets deal with the anxiety of moving. They take time to listen to your needs and provide personalized care. Capital City Transfer, Inc. has been providing efficient relocations and unmatched care to Wisconsin for over four decades. Give them a call to get started with a free quote.
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