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Tips for Moving With Your Pet – Part 2

We had such a positive response to our first blog post about moving with pets that we decided to do a follow up one. If you and your four-legged friend are moving to a new place, there are several tips that you will want to consider. Thinking through things ahead of time can help you and your pet have a very successful move.

Locate Veterinarians

Start by visiting your current veterinarian to ensure that any medical conditions have been identified. Get a copy of all your pet’s existing records, especially their rabies vaccination certificate. If you are moving to a new community, ask your vet to recommend a veterinarian there. They often have contacts in many different places. Additionally, stock up on flea and tick products and any routine medicines your pet may need. If you are moving a long way, make a list of emergency vets along your route.

Arrange for a Pet Sitter

You will want to get someone to watch your pet on moving day. It will be too chaotic for them to stay at home. If you do not have a friend or family member who can help, consider a doggie daycare or send your pet to get groomed on moving day.

Plan Frequent Stops

Make sure to pack an overnight bag with necessities for your pet. While chances are your move will go smoothly, it is best to prepare for the worst, like a vehicle breaking down. You should also be sure to bring a jug or two of water that your dog is used to drinking. Plan extra time to reach your new home so that you can stop along the way and let your pet take care of their business and get a drink.

Check Your Pet’s Collar

While your pet may be calm on the leash at your current residence, it is best to check their collar before you leave. Ensure that it is snug enough that your pet cannot easily slip out of it. Pets that are typically perfectly calm can act erratically when it is time to move, and you want to maintain control.

A Happy Home Welcome

Once you’ve arrived, introduce your pet to their new home. Show them where all their favorite things are and praise your pet as they settle into your new environment. Working with Main Street Movers helps ensure that your move goes smoothly and that your pet’s favorite things arrive safely.