Best way to relocate with your pets
Pets like routine. They like their park, their toys and their home,communally making up what they think of as their territory. If removed from this familiar environment they might become confused, stressed and scared. This may turn into a problem when relocating with your pet. As busy as you are with organizing your move and other arrangements, you may forget to properly prepare your pet for this major change. Thinking ahead will significantly reduce stress during this challenging time, both for you and your beloved dog or cat.
Ensure that all paperwork is in order before the relocation. To enjoy a relaxed traveling experience, make sure that all your pet's records are available, including veterinarian records and vaccination certification. Having all of this information readily available on request will make your relocation much easier and less stressful.
Pick a proper pet carrier crate. It is important that your pet feels comfortable and safe in the carrier. When picking a pet carrier, make sure you take one in which your pet can stand up, turn around and lie across. Also, pay attention to ventilation, as you want your pet to get enough air while traveling. It is a good idea toilet your pet spend some time in the crate in advance,to grow accustomed to it several days prior to trying the relocation with your pets.
Be careful not to feed your pet right before traveling from state to state, as this may exacerbate sickness or dizziness during the trip. If it is possible, and especially if you travel by interstate, take your dog for a walk at every stop. Be careful about the temperatures that your pet is exposed to. If you travel by car on the interstate on a hot day, turn on the air-conditioning. Some animals,such as hamsters,are very sensitive to temperature changes. If you travel by road and have to leaving your pet in the car, even just for a couple of minutes, make sure you leave the windows open and they have a well ventilated crate.
Once you have arrived at your destination for the relocation move, your pet will probably feel confused and uncomfortable about the new surrounding. It may become depressed, lost, aggressive or may begin to show nervous behavior. To make it feel more comfortable try to create a setting for your pet as similar to your old home as possible. Use a pet bed or blankets, which are the same, or at least similar to those previously used. For example, if your pet got used to sleeping in the left corner by the sofa, place its bed in the left corner in the new house as well. If your dog has always been fed in the right corner of the kitchen, put the bowl in the right corner of your new kitchen as well.
Try to keep the same routine, including walking, feeding and playing time. It may take some time for your pet to grow accustomed to a new environment, but with some good preparation and patience it will soon begin to feel like home after you have traveled cross country , coast to coast with your pet!
The agency of Family Pet Relocations Services offers Ground deliveries for your cat or dog for relocating families that is looking into moving for interstate travel.