Moving is challenging whether you do everything yourself or hire a moving company. Packing the belongings for house relocation becomes more complicated.
If you have pets, you know it is tough to care for them and make them feel comfortable and safe. Moving is a process where you’ll get stressed preparing and planning everything. After relocating, your pets will also feel anxious in the new environment.
Tips To Comfort Your Pets During House Relocation
Pets get easily stressed out in an unknown environment. After house relocation, they’ll be in a new place where they can find adjusting hard. They’ll start showing odd behaviours and may get sick, which creates another problem for you. But there are a few things which you can do to make them comfortable at your new place after house relocation.
Here are a few tips to comfort your pets during house relocation:
1. Don’t Change Their Routine
Dogs and cats are habitual creatures that remain the same, so if the routine changes, they get anxious.
You quickly get engaged in your work after relocation, and you may lose track of your routine. So making a to-do list is crucial for remembering their routine, like feeding them on time and using the same food bowl. Little things that need to be taken care for your pets are:
- Go out for a walk at their regular time.
- Make their pet house a friendly and restful place.
- Give them extra attention and play with them.
2. Get Your Pet Used To Boxes
As they wander around the house, they’ll start playing with the boxes and other packing supplies, but to get used to it, you’ll have to start packing early.
Packing early means you’ll have fewer box attacks from your pet on essential things. So create a space for the less used items and start filling those in that room so your pet gets used to seeing those boxes. Then, after a few weeks, when you pack more essential things, they won’t be interested in playing and won’t damage your items. Also, packing early will help eliminate unwanted things you won’t take to the new place. So start packing as soon as possible.
3. Create A Cozy, Warm Space For The Pet
After moving, it is vital to organize your things quickly and create a satisfying space for your pets. After moving, the house will be messy as the boxes will lie everywhere, and your pets will feel uncomfortable and anxious. It can be a room or just a corner, but the space should be enjoyable enough that whenever they feel overwhelmed, they can come there to feel relaxed. It will be suitable for your pet to be at your friend’s or family member’s place for a few days.
Creating a secluded space for your pets should be at the top of your priorities. Place their playthings like a blanket, cage, or food bowl in a good spot away from all the other noises. As doors are open for settling things in the house after relocating, your pet’s area should be closed during moving out and in.
4. New Pet Laws
When you move to a new place, there may be some pet laws you would want to know and follow, especially if you move to another city.
Every place and community has pet laws you should be aware of, so do your research before moving, as you want to avoid seeing something unexpected at your door or paying a fine.
It’s a good idea to make newly updated pet tags before you move if your pet is microchipped. Also, remember to update information online.
5. Check With The Doctor
No one is better than a vet to check on your pet’s stressful condition, and they are the ones who can manage the situation. So you would know how to reduce their stress and calm them down.
You can go to the vet a few weeks before the move for the following reasons:
- Check that all the vaccinations are current and get a rabies vaccination certificate.
- Talk and learn how to manage and handle your pet’s anxiety situation well.
- Check your pet’s health and ensure they are perfectly fine, as you want to avoid returning to the vet during busy days.
- Ask the doctor to recommend a good vet in the new area you are moving into. Also, you can ask them about additional tests or vaccination if you are moving out of State.
- Get a copy of your pet’s health records or medical files, as you will need them when you switch vets, especially when moving to a place far away from your current neighbourhood.
6. Pet Entertainment
As moving is stressful with all the work overload, you must remember to take time to play with your pets in this chaos.
Getting a little extra time to play and entertain your pets, give them attention, and exercise them is vital.
When they get tired, they get peaceful. Then, it can be a smooth and quiet movement.
If you can not walk and play with your pet, you can ask for a friend’s help to get him out for some activity. There are also dog walking services you can check out. You can keep them busy and occupied with brain games so that they won’t be bored, and you can get time to focus on the moving requirements.
7. Separate Emergency Kit For Pet
Organize your pet-related things in a different bag so it’ll be easier for you to get to its things, and you won’t stress out later on finding items. Of course, the obvious items are water bottles, favourite toys, a blanket, food, kitty litter, etc. Some plastic bags and towels to clean up unexpected messes are also essential and good to pack.
8. Move Your Pet To A Comfortable Vehicle
It is essential that your pet feels safe and comfortable in the vehicle, so make sure seat belts are on their crate or carrier in the backseat. Also, ensure the seat belts are securely fastened in case of an accident. Finally, no things should be placed around your pet that can harm or potentially harm them.
You can put a cover or blanket over their carrier to reduce the vision, which helps to reduce their anxiety levels and makes them feel peaceful and calm.
9. Pet-Proof New House
A new place with new and old things in boxes lying around and your pet’s adventure can get them into a dangerous situation. So before the pet moves in, you will first pet-proof your new place, which means getting rid of everything that can harm your pet during their little adventures.
Pet-proof your new place by doing the following things:
- If you have a balcony, get good cover and security to ensure your pet cannot go through the little spaces or jump over the railing.
- Secure all doors and windows.
- Get to know all the escape routes around the house and scour fences.
- All vents should have a cover.
- Make sure there are no chemicals or things that are dangerous or harmful around your pet.
If you have a dog, you may know that they chew a lot when they feel anxious, so get them toys for chewing and playing so they don’t tear apart things.
Some pets can feel comfortable quickly, so you also look out for their unusual behaviour and give them time to adjust to the new place in their own time. It’s all about territory for animals, so when you arrive at the new place, let them take time to understand and know the place by smelling and walking through it. Then, step with your pet throughout your new apartment or new home.
If you need a professional hand for your move, consider Team Removals Canada. We will make sure that the specialists handle your move. We will comfort your pet during a house relocation. With the help of the latest technology, moving will become more affordable and less time-consuming, and overall, the experience will be smooth.
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