Tips When Moving with Pets in a New Home
Our pets are part of our own family, if not as an extension. Of course we'll need to take care of them and make the necessary measures to ensure our transition into a new home is going to be a good experience for all, including them.
Here are some tips on how to approach and do the necessary:
Preparation is key.
Depending on what type of pet you have, this will be the foundation of what you need to prepare for. Food, sanitation bags, wipes, carriers come to mind as a pack that you'll need to consider, and depending on how long the travel is as well. Consider the most efficient way of having your pet travel, and sympathetically put yourself in a situation where your pet would or would not agree on how it would go is a good way to start.
Take a quick trip to familiarize surroundings.
If you're going to a viewing, bring them along if applicable! The time spent on the trip and back can provide you a gauge on how they'd take it and you can also understand if your new place would be suitable for them.
Check with your vet, and the vet in the new locale.
Health and safety is always a must, so be sure to check with your vet first before moving and ask if they can connect you with the local clinic in your new area so it can be a seamless transition of notes in their network. This would also save you time to know what restrictions are needed to be abided by to make the trip smoother for everyone.