When planning a move, the safety and comfort of our furry friends often top our list of concerns. Animals, much like humans, can feel the stress of a new environment and unfamiliar surroundings. At Roller’s Moving, we’ve not only perfected the art of moving households but also possess the experience to ensure your pets have a seamless transition. Here’s a guide on making the journey comfortable for your four-legged family members.
1. Pre-Move Vet Visit
A healthy start is vital.
- Health Check: Schedule a visit to your veterinarian to ensure your pet is fit for the move, especially if it’s a long-distance one.
- Updated Records: Collect all updated health records, which might be needed in your new locality or for travel.
- Medications: Ensure you have an adequate stock of any medications your pet may need, both for the journey and the first few days post-move.
2. Familiarize Them with Moving Supplies
Get your pets used to the idea of moving.
- Boxes and More: Introduce moving boxes and other packing materials gradually so they can adjust to them.
- Travel Crates: If your pet isn’t used to a crate, let them play in and around it weeks before the move, making it a comfortable space with familiar toys and blankets.
3. Keep Their Routine
Amidst the chaos of packing and preparing, consistency is key.
- Feeding and Walks: Ensure your pet is fed at the same time and given their regular walks or playtime.
- Safe Space: As boxes pile up, keep one room familiar and unchanged for as long as possible, so your pet has a safe haven.
4. Moving Day Tips
The day of the move can be the most stressful for pets.
- Designated Room: On moving day, set aside a quiet room for your pets with their favorite toys, food, and water.
- Stay Calm: Pets easily pick up on our emotions. Remaining calm can reassure them.
5. Travel Safely
The journey itself, be it by car or plane, requires careful attention.
- Comfort Items: Bring along familiar blankets, toys, and a supply of regular food and water.
- Regular Stops: If driving, take regular breaks for your pets to stretch and relieve themselves.
6. Settling into the New Home
Your new home is a foreign territory for your pet.
- Safe Exploration: Initially, let your pets explore a limited area. Gradually introduce them to the rest of the home.
- Familiar Setup: Set up their beds, toys, and feeding areas much like in your old place to give them a sense of familiarity.
Moving with pets requires an additional layer of planning and sensitivity. But with the right steps, you can ensure the transition is as smooth for them as it is for you. At Roller’s Moving, we understand the intricacies involved and are here to help every member of your family, furry ones included, transition effortlessly to your new abode. Contact us today to schedule your move!