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Move with Pets

Move with Pets

Learn about your new area

You should make a research on your new area so as to find out if there are any special costs, quarantine or special documents that you are supposed to be aware of before you move. You should also find a veterinarian and ask if there are any local health concerns such as worms or deceases or any vaccination or medication that your pet will require. Also you should be aware of any unique laws for example if there are any restrictions to some breeds of pets.

Plan and start early

Proper planning should be carried out in order for you to see the best and most comfortable method you can use to move with your pets. You should also start early so as to be in a position to look for your pet if they are allowed to go outside and also gives you ample time to get your pet used to the ride.

Keep food and medication on hand

You should keep at least one week’s worth of food and medication with you in case of an emergency. Vets can write prescriptions and you should get a refill before you move. Special therapeutic foods should also be purchased in case you won’t be able to find food right away in your new area.

Update the identification tag

You should make sure that your pet is wearing a collar with an identification tag which is labeled with your current contact information. The identification tag should include your destination and telephone number that would reach you in case you are separated from your pet.

Ask for veterinary records

If you are moving far away, you will definitely need a new vet and so you should ask a current copy of your pet’s vaccination records and medical history. Depending on the place you are moving to, your pet may require additional medication, vaccinations and health certificates which can be acquired from your current vet’s records.

Seclude your pet from chaos

Some pets can feel vulnerable during the move hence it is important to keep them in a safe, quiet and well ventilated place. If you are intending to move your pet in a crate, you should introduce it to the pet gradually before your trip. Make sure that the crate is well ventilated and secure so that the nervous pet cannot escape. A label should be placed on the crate indicating that there is a pet inside that should not be disturbed.

Prepare a new home for the pet

On arrival at your destination, pets can be confused in the new surroundings. You should immediately set out the entire familiar and necessary things that you pet will need for example food, water, medication, litter box and toys that may reduce the anxiety of the pet. You should keep your pet locked inside for some time to prevent chances of the pet from straying outside in an attempt to go back to your original home.

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