Moving with Pets

  • First and foremost, don't forget to purchase a name tag on which you should write your pet's name, your phonenumber and your new address, should your pet escape during the move.
  • Schedule a visit with your veterinarian to ensure your pet is healthy and that all vaccinations are current. Ifyour new home is very far from your old one, you should ask your veterinarian to recommend another veterinarian closeto your new home. If your pet is on medication, don't forget to have an ample supply, should you need it during themove.
  • During the move
  • First and foremost, don't forget to purchase a name tag. You should have your phone number, your email addressand your new address written on it should your pet escape during the move. You should also have a recent picture ofyour pet to help identify your pet if it becomes lost.
  • When you are getting ready to move, make sure your pets daily activities are kept as normal as possible.Sometimes pets can get annoyed by long lasting moves and as a result, they may just run away or even hide. The bestway to reduce the moving burden on your pets is to keep them in a stable environment such as a friend's house thatthey might be comfortable with.
  • After the move
  • Just like people, it takes time for pets to become accustomed to a new environment. To help them get comfortableand feel at home in your new house, you should keep all their favorite toys, food and bedding. Don't forget to takeyour pet for a walk in your new neighborhood so they can get used to it.