Pets are more than just animals who share your home—they are members of the family. To keep them happy and healthy during your move you have to plan ahead. Pets are like children, they need to be kept safe and secure between the chaos of moving. The process of keeping things organized while making sure your pets are safe and sound can wear you thin, however. To make things easier, keep these helpful tips in mind.
Verify that your pet is microchipped
Numerous services offer microchipping for low fees. This simple and low cost solution makes it easier to keep track of your pets in the case of an accident. Pets have a tendency to run off during times of stress, so get your pet microchipped before you move or verify that they have one in place.
Get them a check up
Take your pet to the vet to make sure they are in good health before you move. Making the transition to a new home can put undue stress on your pet and cause them to suffer mentally. With a check up on the books, you can be confident during your move that your pet is up to par.
Transport your pet yourself
If possible, take your pet with you in your vehicle. Hiring someone else to move your pet can stress them out and leave them unsure of what’s happening. When you bring them with you in your car, they are much more calm and healthy in familiar surroundings.
Research pet regulations in your new city
Consider health regulations and or quarantines, which may necessary when moving to a new city. Obviously, this becomes increasingly more important when you are moving internationally.
Make your pet feel safe and secure while travelling and once you make the move to your new home you’ll notice a difference in their happiness.