Pets are part of the family. Your pet is just as attached to your home as you are. Moving is as stressful for your pet as it is for you, so they need some special attention when you are moving that will help to ease their stress and make the transition go smoothly for you and them. Remember, your pets don’t understand what is happening. It is up to you to make the transition as easy as possible for them. Here are some tips for helping your move go smoothly for you and your pets.
Movers and Pets Don’t Mix
It’s not that the movers at Bradford Moving and Storage don’t like your pets. We just don’t want to hurt them while we are moving around heavy boxes, furniture and appliances. That is why professional movers ask that your pets be crated, gated off or otherwise out of the way of where the action is going on. That way your pets and your movers will stay safe while the moving process is happening. It lets the movers focus on the moving which is the job they are there to do for you.
Get the Paperwork Done
Laws involving pet licensing are usually a local affair. If you are moving to a new town, another part of a large city or across country you are going to need to make sure that all of your pet’s paperwork is up to date.
Make sure to check into the local laws that your pet falls under well before your move. If there are any licensing fees, shot papers or other things you need to have, get them done before you move. That way if your pet gets out while the move is going on, or shortly after, your move occurs then you will not have any issues with the local laws.
Prep Your New Home
Pets and animals in general don’t leave the home they have made for themselves unless there is a really good reason for it. Taking your pet from a comfortable environment to a new one is scary for them. That is why you need to try to make their space in your new home as much like the one they had in your old home.
If you have a crate, house or bed that they like to sleep in, put it in the same place it was in your old home. For example, if their bed was near your bedroom window, put it in the same place in your new bedroom. The more you can do to make your new home resemble their old comfort zone, the easier it will be for them to transition.
Remember to introduce them slowly and let them investigate their new surroundings. If your new home is considerably bigger, think about closing doors or blocking off areas for the time being.
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