Moving home can be stressful at the best of times, but when you have pets, it adds another element to the move that needs to be considered. It is important to remember that moving home is not only stressful for you, though. This represents a huge change for your pet. They will be used to your current environment, and this can represent a huge upheaval for them. With that being said, read on to discover some useful tips on moving home with pets.
Keep your pet in one room during the move – On the moving day itself, it is advisable to keep your pet in one room. You can bring all of their comforts and food into the room so that they are occupied and don’t get bored or distressed. The purpose of this is to make it easy for you and the removal company to put your belongings into the removal van. After all, the last thing a removal professional wants is a dog running in between their feet while they are carrying a box of your belongings. The room your pet is in can be the last room to get packed up and moved.
Introduce your pet to their new home slowly – Moving home can be overwhelming for your pet. This is why it is advisable to introduce them to your new home slowly. If you use a pet carrier, leave the door to it open, so that they can leave at their own pace. You should start by placing a few of your pet’s favorite items in one room, and allow them to start off here. They can then discover your new house at their own pace. They will gradually start to enter the different rooms in your house once they feel comfortable. This is important because it will stop your pet from suffering from any sudden panic. You will also want to make sure you pet-proof your new home and garden. Saga.co.uk has some good advice on this, including the safety checks you need to carry out and how you can protect your furniture and belongings.
Update your pet’s microchip – Don’t forget to update your pet’s microchip so that it has your new address. This will make sure your pet is easy to trace if he or she does decide to go walkabout.
Use a professional removal service – If you use a professional removal service, such as the one offered at movingday.net, you can dedicate more time to making sure your pet is okay. You can be safe in the knowledge that the removal of all of your furniture and such like is being taken care of.
Hopefully, you now feel more prepared for moving home with your pet. It is vital to recognize that your pet is probably feeling nervous too, and so you need to ease them into the move. You also need to carefully consider moving way so that your pet does not get in the way and end up causing destruction while you are trying to move all of your belongings.
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