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Moving with Pets

Our pets are important to us, they are part of the family and we couldn’t imagine life without them. That is why all of our Baton Rouge movers are pet-friendly and we make sure to think of them when we plan your move. Our expert movers share some of the best tips to consider when moving with pets.

Preparing for the Move

Our fur babies sometimes know us better then we know ourselves. When moving with pets, you need to keep a calm and relaxed state of mind so your pet can feel at ease with all the commotion around them. Animals feed off your energy, they will be able to tell how nervous or anxious you are, which is why preparing your mind and house is important before you move with your pets. Maintain a tranquil environment by anticipating worst-case scenarios and develop a back-up plan accordingly. When you make a plan, it helps the moving process go smoothly. We understand that moving can be stressful, so we make sure to deliver an amazing, stress-free moving experience for you and your pets.

As you’re preparing for the move, it is also a good idea to have your moving boxes ready to go ahead of time. Start packing a few weeks in advance. According to the ASPCA, you can help your cats (and skittish dogs) adjust to the moving process by introducing moving boxes into your home early and by keeping your furry friends in a familiar room you plan to pack up last. On moving day, keep your pets in a quiet room with the door shut, or at a friend’s house. This will ensure that your cat or dog won’t get scared and try to make a quick getaway out the door while the movers load up the truck. During the moving process, try to keep your pet’s routine as normal as possible. At our Louisiana moving company our Baton Rouge packing service will help you with all the packing and unpacking in the comfort of your home so you can attend to your pet’s needs and wants.

Pet-Proofing the New House

This is an important step when moving with pets. Your old home was already accommodated to your pet’s needs and wants, there wasn’t anything there you didn’t know about, but that’s not the case now. Before you move with your pet, inspect your new home to make sure the screen doors and fences don’t have any gaping holes your pets would be able to escape from. It’s also important to familiarize yourself with the plants around the new house and remove any that might be dangerous to your pet’s health.

Adjusting to the New House

Once you have finally settled into your new home, the last step in moving with your pets is to make sure that they adjust to the new house. Arrange their crate, food, litter box and some of their toys in one room for now so that they can get he lay of the land, so to speak. Let them explore in the quiet mornings until they feel comfortable enough to roam around the house and take them out for walks frequently so they can familiarize themselves with the neighborhood.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you move with your pet as well as our other moving services.

 

Sources

1. ASPCA – Moving with Your Pet