Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Moving With Pets: Things To Consider To Make The Process Easier

Moving With Pets: Things To Consider To Make The Process Easier

Let’s face it – moving to a new house is both challenging and stressful. And when you have pets with you, it doesn’t only add to the logistics, but it’ll also give them a fair amount of stress. That said, make sure you spend time thinking about how you’re going to make the entire process much easier for your furry friends
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So, if you’re moving with your pets soon, here are some things to consider to ensure a smooth transition for everyone.

1. Pet Laws And Regulations

When you relocate with pets, it’s best to research pet laws and regulations of the place you’re moving. Depending on the location, you may need to educate yourself with all the things that involve them. To ensure you can bring them with you successfully, find out if there are registration and vaccination requirements to meet or fees to pay.

Remember, knowing all of these things in advance can give you enough time to comply with them before the moving day.

2. Updated Tags And Chips

There may be several times during the relocation when your pets may be able to escape, especially if they feel anxious or scared. With this, you may need to update their tags and chips before you pack your first moving box. If you have updated tags, you can make sure that someone will call you in case they runoff. Check whether they have microchips in them. That way, your vet will just scan it to get some information about you and your pets.

3. Talking To Your Vet

Let your veterinarian know that you’re relocating to help you with the moving preparations. For example, you may need to meet your pets’ vaccination requirements. Thus, it’s essential to set an appointment with your vet and talk about how you can ease the process of moving with your furry friends. If you think they suffer from anxiety or any illness, ask the doctor for a prescription. Lastly, ask them if they can recommend a new vet in your destination.

4. Keeping Your Pets Away From The Chaos

During the moving day, the best way to minimize the stress on your pets is by letting them stay in a quiet place. This can mean a separate room where you can keep them away from the action. Make sure the room has a safe temperature as well as sufficient stock of water and food. Also, don’t forget to keep an eye on them regularly. A walk once a day in the park or the backyard can bring some sense of routine to them in the middle of all the changes.

On the other hand, if you can’t check on your pets regularly, you can entrust them to a friend or a pet sitter who will take care of them on a moving day.

5. Hiring Professional Help

Sometimes, moving with pets will become more successful if you have professionals like Movers NYC on your side. With some experts on board, you can focus on ensuring the safety and well-being of your furry friends. For instance, you can leave the logistics to the professionals while you take care of the transport plan for them.

However, if you can find pet-friendly movers, then it’s a plus. There may be professionals out there who are experienced at transporting pets in the safest way possible. 

6. Preparation Of An Easily-Accessible Overnight Kit

As much as you need some essentials during the first night in your new house, you should also ensure you have your pets’ essential stuff prepared in a box. These may include food, litter, beds, toys, and anything that they need upon their arrival. By packing an essential kit, you can keep them at ease during the first few days of unboxing.

Final Thoughts

Your furry friends can be as stressed as you are when moving. The process of relocating and getting accustomed to your new place may cause too much anxiety and tension. Therefore, keep the things listed above in mind to help you figure out how to move with pets without hassle. Also, shop around for several long distance moving companies so you’ll find the perfect relocation partner for your needs.

Disclosure: This is a partnered post. 

55 comments:

  1. Great ideas. We're a military family so we've moved a few times with our cats. It can be tricky!

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  2. Moving is stressful for everyone. Putting the dogs in a quiet space will make things easier.

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  3. These are such good tips! I only found one move really made a difference in the right way to Sal when she was alive and that was our last move into a bungalow, I think I was so stressed in the previous place that she just relaxed and understood this was a nicer place to be.

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  4. I would have family watch pets as I moved and such because that would be such a head ache to think about while moving!

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  5. Finding a place to live when you have pets can be tough. Not a lot of landlords are willing to take you on.

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  6. I love how detailed this list is...I don't have an pets at home, but I sure do know a lot of friends who might get some insights with your list. Will definitely share this to them! :)

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  7. I think it's also good for pet parents to know that pets may not settle in right away and this could lead to behavioral challenges. We just had someone drop their pet off with the rescue I work with after 2 DAYS of the dogs peeing in the new house. So sad.

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  8. Such a detail article. Pets can really be ignored and get anxious during the shifting. Pet parents need to understand and take care of this.

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  9. Not a pet person but this is such a helpful guide. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I can imagine that moving with pets, is like moving with kids, and just as stressful getting them to settle in to a new house. vicky

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  11. Moving is one of the most stressful things in life. I can only imagine how it affects our pets, especially considering how much it affects them.

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  12. Interesting things to consider. I think moving is big thing especially for pets...

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  13. Thankfully we've never moved far.

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  14. These are great suggestions. I will give them to a friend that is moving.

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  15. Thank you for all this very useful informations for all those who love animals! :-)

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  16. great tips. I will be using some of these shortly.

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  17. These are great tips for moving with pets.

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  18. My cat moving few times already in... backpack. But it was be on short distances.

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  19. Awesome ideas to go by. Thanks for sharing

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  20. We have two crazy boxer pups and are planning to purchase a new home in the spring. I am worried they will feel confused but know in my heart they are up for the adventure!

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  21. These are all great tips, especially the Easily-Accessible Overnight Kit.

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  22. These are awesome tips! I moved my little Chihuahua from South Carolina to Kentucky. We stayed with my sister while I was house hunting and then we moved again. He never missed a beat. As long as his "Mom" was there he was good.

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  28. great tips! We just moved with 2 dogs, 4 cats plus a litter of 5 kittens, hermit crabs, fish, and leopard geckos!! It was a lot of work but thankfully we only moved across town!

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  29. These are some great things to consider and act on. We all realize that moving is stressful for people but it is also a big change for our pets too.

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  30. great tips moving with pets has to have a lot of thought about the new surroundings

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  31. Great tips!! I'm about to make a move with my kitty. The thing I'm worried about is the actual moving of her. She HATES car rides.

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  32. Great suggestions. We'll be moving this year and I'm already stressed about moving my six cats.

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  33. Great tips. I like the idea of an overnight kit. I’m gonna have to make one for my babies.

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  34. Thankfully we stayed in the same city when we moved.

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  35. great info can be stressful for pets moving too not just people

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  36. We have 3 Great Danes, we had given it some thought about moving from North Carolina to Alaska however I think it would be too much hassle with as big as they are and the stress they would go thru

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  37. This is great information to keep in mind if we move, since we do have a dog. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Thank you so much for posting these fabulous and absolute tips! This is great advice!!! If only I had seen this weeks ago! At least I get some tips for the last leg of the interstate moving.

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  46. such great tips, I have never had to move when I had pets

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  47. It has been a long time since I have had to move with pets but it is so difficult. Thank you for your ideas.

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  48. I moved, but close to my other home. It was pretty sucky there for a few days till they accommodated.

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