Here at Mov2Day we firmly believe that moving should be simple and stress-free, and a large part of a stress-free move is preparation. Making sure everything is packed properly and transported safely and securely to your new home is our job, but you have the most important responsibility in a move – making sure your loved ones arrive at their new home safely. Many of us (especially here in southwest Florida) count pets among those we love, and certain steps should be taken to ensure that moving with your pets is as easy as a call to Mov2Day.
Tips for moving with your pets
Be consistent both before and after your move. Sticking to your pets scheduled feeding, walking, playtime and bedtime helps your pet remain stress-free before the move and also helps provide a smooth transition to your new home.
Transport your pets safely
Consider crating your pet during transport. You may think you know your pet, but a stressful situation can cause them to act in surprising ways. If yours is a long-distance move, make sure you bring a water dish and fresh water. Also make sure that any hotels you plan on staying at are pet-friendly.
Keep your pets safe during your move
The noises and general disarrangement that occurs during a move may cause your pet to become upset. In this situation some pets may try to hide or run away. Be sure your pet has the proper identification and veterinarian records should this happen. Remember, you know your pet best: if your pet is prone to running away think about crating him or her until the move is over, or make arrangements for your furry family member to stay with friends.
After the move
Learn about your new neighborhood. If your dog or cat is scared around larger dogs find out if any live near you so you can be on alert. Also, examine your new yard to determine if there is a structural risk that your pet may be able to escape.