Moving day can be stressful on everyone. Regardless of how carefully you plan your move, the day itself is still filled with activity and unexpected issues which can cause anxiety. While nothing can prevent some stress, there are a few tips to make the move easier on your furry friends. Prepare a pet kit This should include all the necessities; food, toys, blankets, etc. Talk with your vet In advance, determine if you need a new vet and any specific concerns they have for your pet. You might even consider a sedative.
Safety Isolate your pets from the action and keep them safely contained. Transport your pets in your own car. Changes in behavior Remember behavior could change. Keep pets carefully contained while moving. A scared dog could run away during a potty break, even if this isn’t normal behavior.
Introduce pets to the home slowly. Allow them to adjust to their new surroundings by slowly allowing them to move around the home.