Moving a room or an entire house is already a stressful event, let alone moving with your pet animals. While us, humans, can choose between many options on how to deal with the stress that comes along with a move, animals can’t control how they can react to such stress.
Most of the time, a stressful move can cause anxiety to your pets which come in the form of strange and disorderly behaviours. So, if you want to have a smooth sailing move for both you and your furry friends, here are four tips from Self Move Hire that are worth knowing.
- Prepare A Pet Kit
Before everything gets crazy and disorganised while you prepare for your move, it is important to take the time to arrange a moving day kit or an overnight bag for your pet. In this kit should be enough food, litter, a few toys, and a couple of grooming tools that you might need for the first days of unpacking. Pack their usual bowls and even their mattress or bed so they can have something to comfort them in the new place.
- Keep Them Away From The Action
While this tip is a must even if you don’t have pets, it is crucial when you do. Having pets around during the different stages of a move can cause your pet to be more anxious than normal. This anxiety can lead to other disorders such as loss of appetite and a sudden change in behaviour. If you don’t want your pets to be affected with the chaos of moving, plan your move carefully. You can schedule a sitter for the day of loading your boxes into your UTE hire from Go With The Gecko or from other company, or you can leave them with friends and family that are close.
- Let The Vet Know
The chances are that your pet has a vet in your current area. If you are moving quite far, let your vet know so you can get a copy of your pet’s records and any prescriptions your pet needs. You can also use this time to ask your vet if they can recommend someone else that is in your new neighbourhood.
- Move With Your Pet
It is important that you move with your pet. Do not let them stay in the moving van or truck
Once you arrive at your new neighbourhood, try not to be overexcited and let your pet out, even with a leash. Inside the new place, confine your pet into a section of a room while you and your family settle in and unpack. But, while you do this, try to give your pet some attention and introduce familiar items to them as soon as possible.
They might not be able to speak words and share how they feel, but the move will affect your pets as well. Although there isn’t a special formula to ensure that you will have a perfect move with your pets, let these tips help you the best way they can.