How to Move with Pets
Moving with pets can be a difficult task, which can be made simple by following the proper procedures; whether it be a cat, dog, bird, or even a fish. Some of these pets may travel easier than others, though, with EZ Moves tips, your family’s best pal will have a smooth transition.
Getting Comfortable with Their Carrier
Dogs are man’s best friend, especially when it comes to traveling. While most dogs typically acclimate to road trips to the vet or groomers, they are easier to travel with than their feline counterparts. Both of the animals, however, can benefit from positive association.
A few weeks before the planned move, it is a good idea to introduce your four-legged friend to their travel carrier. As mentioned above, creative, positive association with the carrier will give your pet a place that they may feel safe in if they ever become uncomfortable during the moving process.
A few ways to get your pet introduced to the carrier are to: place a treat or bone in the back of the carrier, give your pet their meals inside of it, place a favorite blanket or bedding inside, or have them sleep in the travel carrier.
An introduction to a pet carrier serves to better all pets, no matter the transportation needed. Positive association with your pets goes a long way when traveling.
Health and Wellness
Pet owners agree that their pet’s health is extremely important to them, and many highway patrolmen would agree! It is required in some states to have a current health certificate when traveling, and not having one can result in a fine.
Check with your pet’s veterinary doctor to both ensure that your pet is well enough to travel (especially long distances) and for a transcription or copy of their most recent health certificate. In doing so, you solve two problems at once.
It is also important to ensure that your pet has a sufficient amount of supplies- including food, water, waste disposal materials, towels and blankets, a collar with their and your information, and some toys of course. It is of vital importance that your pet is hydrated and well fed during the family’s travels.
Give Them Lots of Love
Perhaps the most important of all, be sure to give your pets plenty of love. Traveling can be scary for them, as they are extremely susceptible to outside stimuli, or changes in their routine. When traveling, they may need to be pampered, and some may just want to be left alone; it is important to react to situations as they emerge.
Check with Movers while You Prep
EZ Move wants you and your pets to be safe when traveling to a new home. With these easy steps listed above, it will make the transition that much better for your best pet friends. When preparing your pet for travel, give EZ Move a call at (520) 808-0347 for help with your furniture, kitchenware, and anything else you need to be moved so that you don’t have to stress.