Moving to a new home is always an adventure. It’s exciting and you can’t wait to get settled into your new place. However, if you have pets, moving can be especially stressful for them. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep your pet safe during your move.
Make a Vet Appointment
Before your moving date, you should schedule an appointment for your pet with your veterinarian. It’s important that your pet has a checkup and all of the routine vaccinations they need. It’s also important to know how to safely transport a pet, especially if you have small pets. If you’re moving to a new area far enough away that you will be switching vets, request your pet’s most recent health records. You can provide them to a new vet in your new location.
Update Pet IDs
Just like you, pets need identification. Things happen, including situations beyond your control. Your pet could potentially get lost in an unfamiliar area. As a result, it’s absolutely essential to ensure that your pet’s identification is updated. Update their ID tags with your new contact information. You may also want to get your pet microchipped, which is an easy, popular way of identifying them if they get lost and someone finds them and brings them to a shelter or vet’s office.
Wait to Bring Your Pet
The best way you can keep your pet safe during your move is to wait to bring them. They should be the last thing moved into your new home. Let your pet stay put in your old place while your furniture and other large belongings are moving to the new home. If that’s not an option, bring your pet to a close friend or family member’s home to stay for a while. This will make them more comfortable as they stay in familiar surroundings longer. Once everything else has been taken care of and moved into your new home, bring your pet. They should be more at ease since you’ll have familiar furniture and other things around.
Start Off Slowly
Once you’ve finally brought your pet to your new home, start things slowly. Bring them into one specific room with food, water, toys and something like a blanket. Let your pet out of their carrier with the doors closed in that room and let them roam around and sniff things. They can get acquainted bit by bit, which can make them more comfortable with the new surroundings. Be patient and let your pet take their time to get accustomed to the move.
Calm Them Down with Pet CBD
Depending on your pet, you may want to offer a safe and natural means to calm them down during the move. Pet CBD has formulas made just for your furry family members with all the healthful properties of CBD. Choose from healthy alternatives to delight your pet like CBD Peanut Butter or add a drop of CBD oil to your pets favorite treat. This is a great option that is safe and can help to ease the transition to your new place when you introduce your best friend to the new home.
Be Even More Affectionate
Finally, the best thing you can do to help keep your pet calm and safe during the move is to be even more affectionate than usual. Showering your pet with even more love can make them feel better about the situation all around. Plus, you will also be showing them that you truly care and love them.
These tips will help keep your pet safe and sound while you move. Use them and show your pet how much you care.
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