Often time’s people overlook their furry friend’s needs when they are moving. You have to figure that they know that something is going on when their environment is changing around them and this change can inflict a considerable about of stress to the family pet. Here are 6 tips to help the family pet and you transition to a new home.
- Identification: Make sure they have a collar that includes an ID tag with a phone number. A suitable secondary option would be microchipping. If the family pet gets loose in your new location, the odds are that they will be lost because the environment is new to them.
- Familiarity: If the move consists of traveling a long distance, pack a small bag with food, treats, a blanket, medications and a couple of pet toys.
- Noise: The moving period tends to be a noisy time in the household. Try to keep your pet away from the commotion of the move.
- Transportation: Transport smaller pets in a well-ventilated pet carrier. It is never a good idea to leave your pet in the car unattended.
- Setting In: When you arrive in your new home, prepare an area for your pets with their food, water and toys. Placing familiar objects in relatively the same locations as in your previous home will help ease your animal’s anxiety
- Security: In your new home, keep windows and doors locked and secured until your pet is familiar with its surroundings.