- Make sure your pet has a check-up with your vet and ask the veterinarian if they know of any diseases that your pet might be at risk for in the area you are moving to.
- Pack your pet's medical history.
- Pack your pet's toys, food dishes, blankets, etc in the same box for quick access.
- If you have a smaller animal that lives in a cage (like a snake, hamster or bird), keep it in there during the move, take out anything that might tumble around and injure your pet, and cover it with a blanket so they don't become overstimulated with new scenery.
- If you're traveling, never leave your pets alone in the car with your windows up.
- Don't wash your pets favorite blanket or pillow during a move. This allows them to have a familiar scent in their new home.
- Let your pet stretch and relax as soon as you can, and walk them around the property so they are familiar with their boundaries.
Moving to a place down the block, to another city or another state can be stressful. In many ways, your pets can react to moving in the same way humans do. It is a stressful time for them too. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind while moving yourself and your pet.