You’ve decided to move and there is laundry list of things to do before you’re all out of the home. One thing that should be on your to-do list is your pets. We all love our furry babies, and just like us, we want the move to go smoothly for them too. When it comes to moving with your pet, there are a few things to remember.
1. Update Tags:
You’ll want to replace the old tag with the old address with a new tag with the new address, in case of anything. If your pet is chipped, contact your local vet with and updated address for the chip.
2. Find a new vet.
If you’re relocating to a new city, take the time to locate a new vet office that will work for you and your pet. Take some time to review vets offices in your new area and make some calls before you make the decision. Just like yourself, your pet’s doctor should be the best fit.
3. Get Vet Records:
If you have to relocate vet offices be sure to get all your pets records so that you can transfer them to the new vet office. Be sure all shots are up to date as well, to keep your pet healthy during the move.
4. Take time to pack your pets items.
Like your own stuff, be sure to take the time to pack your pets things. Waiting the night before will stress you and your pet out, so give yourself time to organize their toys, food, bowl, etc.
5. First Aid + Medication.
You’ll want to be prepared for any mishaps or problems that may occur. If you’re traveling far, have a first aid kit ready, in case your pet gets sick or hurt during the transfer.
6. Pit Stops.
If you’re traveling by car, be sure to plan on pit stops. Your pet will need to use the bathroom just like you, however it may be more often. If you’re pet will be traveling in a crate, let them stretch their legs and move around for a bit before you continue on your trip.
7. Start a new routine.
Once you’ve completed your journey and are settled in, start your new routine. You’re pet will be yearning to start up new with you, so show him or her the ropes of the new home and his/her life.
Moving can be a stressful time, and if you have pets it can get hectic. But, if you plan ahead and stay organized the transition will be smooth and easy for you and your furry friends.