The time has come for you and the family to make a move to your new home. Everything is ready; you’ve chosen to use professional movers to handle your household goods. But, what kind of arrangements have you made for your family pet? How do you think poor Rover is going to handle being cooped up in the car while you make the trip? Whether you are moving a few miles or across the country, here are four tips movers have to offer that can help make the journey more comfortable for your pet.
You will soon find out the portable kennel is your best friend during your journey. While there are some pets (dogs in particular) who love to go for long car rides, more do not enjoy the experience. For these pets, placing them in a portable kennel can help them feel more at home and comfortable.
Here again, if your pet already loves going for rides in the car, you are in good shape. But, for the rest, try starting off with short trips around town. Take your time conditioning your pet to being in the car and going for rides. This will give them time to adjust to the sights, sounds, and feelings of being in a car and make the trip more comfortable for both of you.
Make sure your pet has an ID tag attached to their collar. This tag should contain your cell phone number, their rabies tag, and of course their name. This way, if you should become separated, the person who finds your pet has a way of contacting you, so the two of you can be reunited.
You need to put together a “travel kit” for your pet. It should include a selection of items chosen to make the trip easier for everyone. Your kit should consist of, pet food, fresh water, treats, toys, any medications, a blanket, and of course food and water bowls.
At Priority Moving we want every aspect of your next move to go as smoothly as possible. Our professional movers are here to help. If you have any questions about your next move and preparing your pet for the move, contact us today. Our moving specialists can answer your questions and set up an appointment for a free estimate.