Helpful Tips For Moving With A Pet
Let’s start with the measures you should consider taking well before moving day. First, it’s important to research the area you’ll be moving to ahead of time. Look up any regulations in place for pets, such as neutering requirements or restricted dog breeds, and make sure your pet is a good fit. Next, take a tour of the neighborhood. Search for good places for walks and any potential safety hazards for your canine companion.
Another important matter to get in order is the vet. It’s advised to schedule an appointment for a checkup, in order to stock up on medications and go over any moving concerns. If changing vets, be sure to obtain copies of medical, vaccination and prescription records. You should also have your pet’s ID tag and microchip information organized. Lastly, if your pet gets carsick, ask the vet to prescribe a medication or for feeding recommendations to help ease nausea during the upcoming journey.
After arriving, you’ll want to pet-proof and allow the animal to adjust to the new surroundings slowly. Be sure to comfort it with extra attention and get back into the old routine quickly to help the pet feel more at home. For additional tips for moving with pets in tow, please see the accompanying resource.
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