Tips For Moving With Pets

dog blog 3As moving day approaches be sure to remember one very important factor while planning — your pets. You already found a new home that works for you and your pets; so now we have some tips on comforting them during the move.

  • Weather and time permitting, take your dog(s) on a walk prior to the movers arrival. This is a stressful day for pets and this will help keep their spirits high and start their day on a positive note; it can do the same for you too!
  • Prior to the movers arrival set up an empty room for your pets so that they are out of the way of the movers and also lessens the chance for an escape. Be sure to place a favorite toy and blanket/bed in this room…and maybe some music to help block out the noise. Come in to check on and visit them often as well.
    • If possible, you can also leave your pet with a friend or family member during the move.
  • Pack all of their items together and be sure you can easily access them at your new home.
    • Once you get there set up a room to start them off in; include some toys, favorite blankets, food, etc. This will be a good starting point for getting comfortable in their new home and can later become a safety zone as they explore more of the house.
  • Make an appointment with your vet to ensure that everything is up to date and you have any necessary paperwork/records. This is also a good time to ask them for recommendations of other vets in your new area if need be. If you figure this out from the start then you won’t have to spend time searching when it is needed.
    • This is also a good time to get their new, updated tags.
  • If moving long distance then remember these key points:
    • Allow your pet to get comfortable with any needed carriers prior to the move date.
    • If possible then drive to your new home so that they can stay in the car with you.
    • If the drive requires more than one day then double check that your hotel will allow pets and if not then find a new one.
  • Remember that this is not an all inclusive list, especially if your pet is anything other than a cat or dog so please be sure to research further if needed.

From all of us pet lovers here at Parma Movers, Inc., we hope that these tips help lead to a smoother, less stressful moving experience for you and your pets and then you can all enjoy your new home!pet blog border

For more information please feel free to contact us!

216.741.4747   OR

Author: Samantha Barkley


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