Pets are very intuitive, so when you’re packing for a move, they may wonder what’s up. Minimize your pet’s moving anxiety with these tips.
Update prescriptions and shots, then forward the records to your new vet. Prepare for the journey by filling a travel crate with favorite toys and blankets. If your pets aren’t used to cars or crates, do some trial runs.
Arrange for friends or family to care for your pets on moving day. If that’s not possible, keep pets in a quiet, safe space away from the action. On the road, keep them comfortable and take frequent breaks.
Initially, keep pets in one area and slowly introduce them to other rooms of the house. Fill the space with toys, blankets and fabrics that smell like your last home. Update tags and microchips with your new contact information.