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July 24, 2023

A Guide for Moving with Furry Family Members

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving with your domestic pets is significantly different than moving without them. You have to make sure they are comfortable and safe, in addition to ensuring you are still able to do everything you need to do for your move. Continue reading to discover how to move with your furry members of the family.

Get yourself ready for your move

The initial step is to obtain their health records. This task ought not to be challenging as a lot of veterinarians will merely transfer the records electronically.

It's also important that you replenish any medicines which they take and bring the medications along on the journey with them!

If you're driving across the country or even just locally, it can help to bring some bedding for your pet such as blankets or towels that may serve as makeshift beds in the vehicle. They may feel more comfortable sleeping on something soft as opposed to sitting on plastic or metal in the carrier or kennel for a prolonged period.

Packing the essentials

You can't move together with pets without packing the necessities, including from their food to their preferred toy. The smartest thing you can do is pack this stuff inside of a box on their own in order that they are easy to locate when you need them. In relation to food, put enough for around 2 weeks for each family pet in a container or perhaps box that has an airtight seal on it.

Next, ensure that your household pets always have toys and treats accessible. It's also wise to include all medications or grooming supplies for any special needs your pet may have. And don't forget about leashes, collars, and other safety gear!

Choosing the right type of carrier

Whenever moving along with your pets, you need to make sure you are able to get them from one house to the other securely. One of the better ways to accomplish this is by making use of a carrier. There are several kinds of carriers out there, so you'll need to take some time to figure out which type is ideal for the family pet.

Whatever kind of carrier you choose, make sure it is big enough for your family pet; or else, they could feel cramped on their trip!

Ensuring safety and comfort

Pets will feel worry and stress and they also understand when things are changing, regardless if they are unable to explain to you. This means they may be apt to try to sprint outside when a door is open. They might be inclined to nip at folks - both familiar and guests - or even hide in new places.

It's a good idea to offer a secure space for your pet to go if they are feeling stressed. And when you may be busy and unable to keep close track of them, such as for the duration of packing or even when the moving company in Denver is loading or unloading the moving van, you might want to place them in an empty room or bathroom with the door closed to ensure they do not get away.

On moving day, trade out the tags on their collar with new ones which show your new street address and also, if applicable, new phone number. This ensures that in case your pet runs away or possibly otherwise lost during the move, they shall be able to find their way back to you. It's also wise to change their microchip information around this time with the new specifics.

Unique obstacles while moving with household pets

Moving with furry friends provides unique obstacles which you don't worry about when moving without them. Such as, your animal is probably not going to be overly pumped up about the thought of the moving company in Denver entering the home and messing up his or her favorite places with cardboard boxes. But it is additionally essential to be aware what you can do to make sure your pet is comfortable and safe during the move. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to make certain they are happy during the transition.

To begin with, try saving their area for last when packing. Keep the upheaval from their bedding, eating, and bathroom areas as much as you can. This supplies them safe spaces to getaway to.

Put furry friends in an unused room and shut the door each whilst leaving your current residence and into your new home. You might need to do this each time you come and go for a while as your family pet adjusts to their new home.

Next, if you are relocating to a new residence in a close by area, try taking your dog for walks or to a dog park in the new area so they can start getting acquainted with the neighborhood. If you have a cat, try bringing something from the new house to your current residence so the kitty may smell it and get accustomed to the aroma.

Relocating interferes with their normal routine and also life in general, so it's essential they've got enough time to get comfortable with their new setting. Find approaches to expose them to their new house just before you officially move in together. Take them around the residence on a leash or permit them to investigate outside the house while supervised.

Moving with household pets is usually a bit more tough as opposed to moving alone. Adhere to this guide and you'll be completely equipped.


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