Moving to a new home can be stressful for the whole family, including your pets. Here are some helpful tips from NYC movers to ease the transition from your old home to your new one for your dog or cat:
- Make Sure They Have an Up-to-Date Tag — Check the information on the tag on your pet’s collar. Does it include your mobile phone number rather than your old home phone? If not, make sure they have the latest information on their collar tag in case they somehow get loose. This will make it easier for them to be reunited with you.
- Ask for Your Veterinarian Records — If will need to get a new veterinarian when you settle into your new home, as your old vet for a complete copy of your pet’s medical records. It’s also a good idea to get backup supplies of any medications your pet needs so that there is no lapse.
- Make the Move as Stress-Free as Possible — Moving day is always a hectic scene. All this turmoil and high tension can aggravate your pet. So it’s a good idea to move them to a calmer location — such as a relative’s or neighbor’s house — so they can avoid getting worked up. If your pet gets too stressed out as a result of all the chaos, they may run away — which is the last thing you need to worry about on your already hectic moving day.
- Keep Your Pet Safe in the Car — Use a crate or a restraining harness in the car to keep your pet as safe as possible. Secure the crate with a set belt and give your pet some of its favorite toys to play with during the trip. Never leave your pet locked in an enclosed, unventilated car or moving van.
Taking these steps to make the move more comfortable for your pet will make it more worry-free for you as well.