Whether you are only changing the neighbourhood or moving long-distance, there's no doubt that moving house with pets can be much more challenging. Our furry friends also go under a lot of strain when changing up their daily routine and surroundings.
Well, if you are wondering how to make the moving experience a bit calmer for you and your beloved companions, then these tips listed by PropEx Real Estateare one of the simplest solutions you can use. Please keep reading to know what they are.
While arranging your moving boxes, make sure to pack all of their stuff in a separate, clearly labelled box so that you don't have to juggle with boxes to find your pet's belongings.
You can speak with your vet as they can advise on how best to keep your pet safe and calm during the moving process. See if they can help recommend another vet in your new area.
Arrange for a separate place or a vacant room for pets on moving day to keep the atmosphere calm for them. Put a sign on the door or inform your removal company that your pet has been shut inside.
When you arrive at your new address, start by allowing them to adjust to one room where they can sit comfortably while you move in. At the same time, get their favourite toys and treats to make sure they're not too stressed about everything going on around them.
When they seem content, gradually introduce them to other rooms in the house.
Ensure fences and gates are secure before letting them out into the garden.
Try to keep as much of your pet's old daily routine in place as possible for a couple of weeks before you decide on changing their routine.
Lastly, make sure you update their ID tags and collars to the new address and phone number so that they are easily returned to you when they're lost.
While many take a few days to settle in, some pets can take months to feel at home in a new place. It's obvious when you move in, you can become overwhelmed with so many details to attend to and all the unpacking work that has to be done. However, spend some time with your pet playing, walking or just being together. Let them do what they love doin' to make them feel happier.