OUR PETS WILL BE THE FIRST TO NOTICE THAT SOMETHING IS HAPPENING AND NOT JUST ON MOVE DAY!
If you've started packing boxes for a few weeks now, you may already be wondering why you're moving so much. A move with animals doesn't have to be any different. Keep your daily activity as much as possible until the day of the transfer and follow these tips. They'll help make your pet feel better!
1. ORGANIZE A BAG OF ESSENTIALS
Make a bag with everything you need to care for your pet in the coming days: food, water, blanket, toys, treats, necklace and brush.
Depending on the type of animal you will need to add others, such as soil for the tray in the case of cats.
2. TALK TO YOUR VET
Your trusted veterinarian will give you tips and warnings you probably hadn't thought about.
You can also take advantage of this visit to update the subcutaneous chip data and review its vaccination.
3. FIND SOMEONE YOU TRUST
Ideally, someone they trust and feel safe could accompany them that day.
If this is not the case, keep it the quietest and most sheltered area of the house.
Make him his bed there, leave him some toys and enough water and food.
Make sure it has good ventilation and that the temperature is adequate. Visit regularly to make sure it's okay.
4. ALWAYS WITH YOU
Under no circumstances let you travel in the moving van or truck even if you have a carrier and the moving company will assure you that it will be perfectly.
Taking him with you will not only protect his integrity, but you will avoid enormous stress.
Remember to folloow the traffic rules for the transport of pets.
5. PRIORITIZE YOUR PET
Move your pet last and prepare as soon as possible a corner where it can accommodate at least the first few days.
Leave him his bed, blanket and toys and keep him surrounded by family objects so the change isn't so abrupt.
6. WATCH OUT FOR FISH
If you have fish you should know that moves often bring fatal consequences for them.
If the trip is short you could transport them in a bag with water from your own tank or fish tank, but if the trip is long you should consider leaving them with a family member or friend.
7. THE DELICATE THING ABOUT BIRDS
In the case of birds, they suffer the same stress or more as fish and will take the slightest opportunity to escape.
Keep them in the cage on move-in day and a few days later until they get used to their new home.
LAST ALL DETAILS
BEFORE THE MOVE. If possible, pre-explore with your dog the new neighborhood where you are moving. So you can get acquainted with the area first.
You can also take the opportunity to look for bars and shops where they accept the entrance of animals and visit a new veterinary clinic.
WATCH OUT FOR THE OVERSIGHTS. Our haste and animal stress are a combination of fatal consequences if we are not careful.
Don't leave the door open because you could run away in search of your old home. Make sure your pet is wearing an identification badge. and update the chip as soon as you get to the new address.
YOUR OBJECTS FIRST. Your bed, toys and food containers must be the first thing you land. Don't run to wash your belongings as you arrive, wait a couple of weeks for him to still have objects with a known smell for him.
ANALYZE THE DANGERS OF THE NEW HOUSE. Review windows, balconies, stairs and even the pool. Install appropriate protection systems if you think they may pose a risk.
Also check that there are no loose wires with which you can electrocute yourself.
KEEP UP THE ROUTINES. It is important that you maintain the routines of the walk and food from day one. It will help the animal adapt much faster.
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