To many homeowners, pets are a part of the family. When their family moves into a new home, their pets will most likely move with them. However, moving can be difficult for many dogs and cats, as it is sometimes a difficult adjustment to transition from one home to another. If you are in the process of moving with your pets, consider these factors as you transition and acclimate your pets to their new home.
Preparations Before You Move
Moving with a pet can sometimes be a difficult task, especially for cats or dogs who are unfamiliar with traveling in the car. With this, it is essential to be well-prepared for any potential reaction. Some pets react differently than others to relocation, as many dogs or cats who are familiar with the car may be less upset by the move. Dogs may need to be held tightly and comforted in the car. If your dog is used to travel, this may not be an issue for moving them to your new home. Cats, however, are among the most difficult pets to move because they do not typically react well to changes in their environment. Try incorporating a blanket or favorite toy into the move by placing it into their carrier. It is also essential to continue praising them as they get inside their carriers. By preparing their carriers well in advance, you are ensuring that your cat will be less anxious during the move.
During and After the Move
Depending on how far away you plan to move, the drive or flight to your new home could easily span several days. As you commute with your pet in tow, it is important to offer them continuous comfort, as well as to uphold their daily routine to the best of your ability. Maintaining a routine closest to what they are used to will prevent them from feeling unsettled on their journey to your new home. Once you arrive, it is important to provide them with plenty of time to get comfortable and familiarize themselves with their new surroundings. With plenty of patience, your pet will be back to their normal routine and happily make a home out of your new residence.
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