Moving with your Pets
There is a need for caution when you are moving with pets. There is a lot of stress that goes with the moving process. Pets on the same journey do not make it any easier. This is why you need to make sure it is a safe and efficient process. Here are the things you can do to make it better for all of you.
You need to make sure the pet still receives their meals and nap times as usual. Sudden changes are what irritate them, especially cats, and they, in turn, you. A do will not be much trouble if you show them you are calm. But they will appreciate some consistency as well.
It helps to also plan for a good way to transport them. No matter what method you will use, your pet will prefer to travel in your company. Sending them with the packages will simply not do. The only way to do such a move, especially for overseas moving is to use pet relocation services. This service shall ensure your pet is not distressed o the journey and is calm on arrival. You need to make sure the pet will have no issues with immigration. You can read more here about that.
You need the pet’s vet to look at it before you embark on the journey. Arrange for an appointment just before you travel. They will check on the pet’s readiness for the journey, and give any necessary vaccinations. This is also when you will fill their prescription medication in case they use. You shall also be told how to keep the pet calm during the move.
You need to also have an identity tag on the pet. While moving across airports or in new places, your pet can easily get lost. A good way of ensuring you will be reunited is by having an identity tag on them as you travel. It should not lack your contact and address details, and well written. You shall discover more efficiency in the process by having the pet micro-chipped.
You need to also get an essentials bag for the pet ready. This is what the pet will rely on the first few days as you arrange the house. Imagine having to look for their essentials among the huge boxes.
Before you set out for the journey, you will have to keep the pet calm. Attending to the last minute packing duties with the pet running around is hardly helpful. You, therefore, need to confine them to one place until you are ready to go. The pet will also need a traveling cage, as letting them stay free asking for some serious trouble. You then need to assess the destination, to make sure it is safe for the pet before releasing it.
These tips shall help you make such a move more bearable.
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