Moving from one place to other location is stressful. Adding up pets to put into consideration is another story to tell.
Here are some few tips to prepare your pets for the move
- Take it slow- Packing up all at once is likely to make your pets anxious, so start the process early and stretch it out over several days. Take breaks from packing to
- Introduce the Kennel- If the move requires the pets to travel in a kennel, encourage them to sleep in it before the trip.
- The big day- While you’re packing up your house, consider sending your pets away. The flurry of activity could cause them to get worked up, or even panic and escape out the front door. Considering dropping them off at doggy day care or board them with veterinarian.
Reaching your new home
You may feel relieved when you arrive at your home, but for your pets, it is a whole new world. There are sights, smells, and sounds to discover. Unpack their belongings first and set them in an area of the house that can be all theirs.
Introduce your dogs to the area with walks, allowing them to stop and sniff around the neighborhood. For anxious pets, keep them in their crates when you leave the house until you are comfortable allowing them to roam. Pets with separation anxiety may require extra attention.
With the uneasiness of workload for moving and starting a new, consider our pets feels the same way as we do.