10 Tips For Moving Across The Country With Your Pets

Tips for moving with pets
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When we move to a new home across the country for reasons of our own, the situation may turn stressful for our beloved pets. There are quite a few things we can do to make sure that stress won’t overwhelm them during this trying time. The following tips will give you a chance to protect them on a long distance move across your country, so Sparky can have just as good as a move as you and your family!

1. Update Your Pets Tags
You should make sure your pet has a nice, strong collar with a tag that carries all your contact information that is up to date. There should be a number of things listed, such as your phone number, address and your destination.

2. Make Sure You  Have Updated Veterinary Records
Assuming you’re moving far away and you’ll be in need of a new veterinarian, this means you should definitely ask for a copy of your pet’s current vaccinations records. You should also ensure you have the medical history of your pet so you’ll be able to provide the new vet with it upon request. In many cases this may simply be provided by sending it via fax instead of it being provided by you. Depending on where you are, the veterinarian may need further things, such as vaccinations, medications and even health certificates. You should have the previous vet’s phone number and contact details on hand so they can communicate when the need arises.

3. Keep Food and Medications Handy
You should have at least several days worth of food with you in case of emergencies. Although vets write prescriptions, they can’t do that without a proper relationship between a doctor and patient, which means there will be delays at first. Make sure you have refills on your prescriptions before you move. You should also take the same measures with any special food meant for therapy – buy more of it so you won’t have to deal with searching for it when you arrive at the new destination.

4. Keeping Your Pet Safe
You should ensure your pets are safe and well-taken care of on moving day so they won’t get stressed-out during the moving process. Separate them in a room and place a sign on the door that notes they are in there so the movers won’t bother them. There are many different types of travel crates meant for pets out there, some of which are even collapsible, so make sure you have one available before you move. Make sure its strong enough and your pet won’t be able to chew through it when stressed-out.

5. First Aid Kit
You should have one available so you’ll be able to act during emergencies. Make sure you’re prepared and you know the basics of first aid when it comes to your pet. You should also keep a few things in the kit, such as gauze for muzzling or wrapping wounds, adhesive tape for bandaging, non-stick bandages and hydrogen peroxide. You can use a number of things for emergency stretchers, such as a door, a board or even a blanket.

6. Vehicle Safety
It should be best if you have your pets safely contained in a travel crate as they won’t get in the way as you drive. The last thing you want is your cat or dog running amok in confined spaces. Never keep your pet in an open truck or a moving van as they will have a difficult time dealing with the inertia and sudden stops and may get hurt in the process.

7. Prepare Accordingly If Traveling by Air
This means you’ll have to check up with your chosen airline for possible requirements concerning pets as well as restrictions on the matter. You should do that always before setting foot on the plane as your pets will need special care.

8. Finding a New Veterinary Clinic
This is a must, regardless of the distance traveled. Before you move you should ask your veterinarian about possible choices of a doctor in your new city or town. Ask any questions about the new place so you’ll be fully aware of the services they can offer.

moving cross country with pets9. Preparing Your New Home
Pets will usually be careful and even confused in new places. You should set out all familiar toys, litter boxes, beds, food and water so they’ll feel at home. Keep in mind that small animals may hide at first until they gather the courage to investigate and adapt to their new surroundings.

10. Learn More About the Area
Once you’re done with setting up your new veterinarian, you should check if there are any specific rules or laws that differ from those where you come from. Check about possible risks of diseases and vaccinations that need to be completed if there are any as well.

With a little bit of luck and some healthy petting, your pet can be relaxed all the way to your destination!

We hope this post gives you a few ideas for helping your pets acclimate to your new abode, if you have any more ideas please leave a comment below!

This post has been a guest post from: http://www.removalsmanandvan.org/removal-companies/N1-removal-firm-canonbury.html

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