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Moving with pets- how to prepare?

Moving advice - January 27, 2020

If you have to move and have a pet, the chances are that you are going to have a move with your pet. This is not a very complicated thing to do, but you have to know what you need to do to prepare for moving with pets. They will surely love your new home as much as you do, you just have to make sure they get to it safely and with everything they need. When you are moving, there are so many things that you have to remember and do, like packing all of your belongings and making sure your children do the same. You have to make sure you have everyone’s medical records, school records, and all the other documents that will be required during the moving process. So make sure you take good care of your pet as well.

 What are the most important things to do when you are moving with pets?

Making sure that you are ready to relocate with your pet means that you made sure you did everything that needs to be done so your pet has a stress free move, as much as possible. Almost every pet will have to adjust to the new environment but that usually does not last long and they will be just fine. That does not mean that you can just move them without any preparation whatsoever. So, here are the things you should do:

  • Pay a visit to your vet, it the first thing to do when moving with pets
  • Make sure you get a medical exam for your pet
  • Update the microchip
  • Think about sedating your pet during the moving process
  • Pack your pet
  • Make sure you have the needed equipment
  • Take the pet out of your home while you pack, and while you wait for your best movers Spencer MA has to offer, to move your belongings.
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Take good care of your pets so you can have a great relocation

If you do all of these things, you will have a great moving experience, since you will be ready to move your pet without causing it any stress. Pets feel safer by our side so it is for the best to try and move your pet with you, and be by its side the whole time. It will feel safer and you will feel better knowing that it really is safe. Pets are usually emotionally sensitive and very dependent on us so be there for it the whole time.

Go to the vet first

Tell the vet that you are planning to move to a new home. Ask about the procedures that should be done before you go. Make sure your pet gets all the vaccines before the move so you can be sure that it won’t miss any. Ask what is the procedure for getting a new vet once you move. Do not forget to take your pet’s medical records and have it with you once you move so the new vet can get to know it. Especially with all the other relocation paperwork you need to handle.  It will make his job much easier, and you won’t have to try to remember data that are in the record already.

A medical exam is important

Once you realize that you are going to be moving, make sure that your pet gets a medical exam before you move. It’s for the best that you do this even if you don’t think that there is anything wrong with your pet. You should make sure everything is fine, just in case. If the pet was ill recently, or it’s maybe even old, you should make sure that they are examed before you move, so nothing bad happens to them.

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Taking your pet to the vet is a must before the relocation

The microchip should be updated

Always update the microchip before you move. Change the address and update all the other information that is changing in the meantime. If your pet does not have a microchip, get one. Getting a microchip really is important.  The procedure is done in no time and nobody can claim your pet as theirs. If you do not want to get a microchip, get a nametag. Put your name, new address and phone number on it so you can be contacted if your pet gets away and somebody finds it.

Make sure to think about sedating

If you are not sure if your pet is going to get really stressed or even hurt itself during the moving period, you must make sure you talk to your vet about the option of sedating it. It might be a great solution to your problem. This is something that is one on a regular base if the pet seems likely to get hurt or very stressed during the move.

Pack the pest belongings

If you want to make sure you make this relocation as easy on your pet as possible, make sure you packed its toys as well. They smell familiar and it will make the pet feel at home sooner. So you should pack every item that your pet used to like, like its toys, bed, and everything else. While packing, also think about the best way to have an eco-friendly moving process. It will make the move much easier for you.

Get the right transporter

If the pet is calm, you can just put it in its bed and that is it. But if your pet is stressed, you should put it in a pet transporter. Make sure it’s big enough and you will be just fine. Remember, if you are relocating with the pet, you need to make bathroom breaks for it too.

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If your pet is calm, you can just use the basket is sleeps in at home

While you are packing, get the pet out

The packing process can be a bit overwhelming and you can forget that the pet is around. If something falls, it might fall on your pet and hurt it. Avoid it by making sure that the pet is out of the house while you pack. The same goes for the time when you are loading the moving truck. Safety first! If you get some of the best professional movers Boston MA has to offer, make sure your pet is out. Everybody will be safe this way.

Moving with pets can be an easy thing to do if you prepare for it the right way. All that you need to do is make sure that your pet is not stressed out and that it is healthy. Your vet can be really helpful so make sure you contact them and listen to their advice. Your relocation with the pet will be great!

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