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8 Tips For Moving With Pets

Moving with Pets

Moving can be stressful on everyone even your pets. Planning is the best thing you can do to make it as easy as possible on your pet, here are 8 tips to help you plan your move.

  1. ID Tags: Update your pets id tags, include your new make sure you include your cell phone number and email address so you can be reached during your move if need be.

  2. Microchips: Pets with microchips are entered into a pet recovery system so if your pet gets lost you will contacted once it's found. If your pet was purchased from a breeder, pet store or shelter it is likely it has a microchip. Make sure they have your updated contact information entered.

  3. Pictures: Keep a current photo of your pet incase they stray away so you can show friends and neighbors what they look like and they can help you find them.

  4. Records: Find a new vet where you are moving and have your current vet send records there or have them print you copies to take with you

  5. Food & Medication: If you pet needs special food or takes medication talk with your vet and get an extra rescription refil or stock up for an extra week on special food so you don't have to worry about it until you are moved into your new home.

  6. First Aid Kit: Put together a first aid kit with guaze, adhesive tape, nonstick bandages, cotton swabs, antibiotic ointment, and 3% hydrogen perixide. Add your vets phone number so you have it handy if there is an emergency.

  7. Pet Carriers: Get a crate or carrier that your pet will be comfortable in, if flying make sure you check rules and regulations for airline specific crates. If you are staying overnight make sure you have kitty litter or plastic bags on hand.
  8. Prepare Your New Home: When you get to your new home have a box ready to go with everything your pet will need, food and water dish, bed, litter box, scratching post and toys. Keep the windows and doors closed while your pet is unsupervised until they become famiar with their new surroundings. Make sure you do not put your pet in a small confined space, this might cause anxiety. Go around and introduce yourself to your new neighbors and give them your phone number and introduce them to your pet in case your pet escapes.

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