Your moving day is set and it’s time to get ready. As you’re making your lists, don’t forget to factor in your pets for the big move. Here are some tips for making sure the process goes smoothly.
When moving to a different city or state, finding a new veterinarian that is the right fit for you and your pet is one of the main things you’ll need to take into consideration. If you have family or friends in the area, ask for recommendations or do your own research by reading articles and online reviews.
Once you find one, contact your current vet to begin a transfer of medical records. Then schedule an appointment to get to know the vet shortly after your move.
Whether it’s a short drive or a long plane ride, you pet will likely need to be put into a carrier. For most pets, this is a process that will require time to get comfortable with it. Start getting your pet used to the carrier as early as possible and use treats and favorite toys and blankets to make the experience a positive one for your pet.
Help Pets get accustomed
Pad your moving schedule with ample time to get your dog or cat accustomed to their new home. While the movers are still hard at work, keep your pets safely away from foot traffic to reduce stress. Once they’ve left, make sure to clear anything that could be dangerous. Now’s the time to let them free to explore their new environment on their own.
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