Moving with Pets
Moving already requires so much planning, attention, and effort. When you are moving with pets, though, there are additional considerations you need to make in order for the process to run smoothly and your pets are taken care of.
Make Sure You Have a Vet
Yes, we as humans make sure that we switch over doctors and find one that is right for us, but what about our pets? When you are in the process of moving with your pet, don’t forget to find a reputable veterinarian as well. During the months of planning you also want to make sure you are planning for your pet as well. It is important to have a vet set up in your new area and that your pet has all the proper vaccines needed for the move. Many areas won’t accept your pet unless they are up to date with vaccines, especially rabies.
Prepare a Crate
Whether you have crated your pets before or not, this may be the time to do so. Pets feel the changes around us, they may be overly excited or overwhelmed and during the moving process they may want to escape. Having a crate while our Boise movers are there is the best way to ensure the safety of your pet. It prevents them from running off and also gives them a sense of security. An extra tip is making sure you have the crate set up, at least for a little while, in the new house so your pet can have a place to sleep or eat while they are learning the new dynamics of the house. If your pet has never used a crate before, you want to slowly get them used to the crate in the months leading up to the move. You can do this by placing their food inside and let them eat there, then letting them out when they are done. When you give them time to adjust to the situation, by the time the day of your move arrives, your pet will have already been used to using the crate.
Pet Proof Your Home
Your old house was already pet-proofed. You made sure that each location in the house was safe for your pet, the poisonous plants were gone. This may not be the same for your new house. According to ASPCA, “It is a good idea to pet-proof your new home. Tuck away electrical cords, plug up nooks where your pet could get stuck, make sure that all windows have secure screens, remove any poisonous houseplants, and confirm that no pest-control poison traps have been left anywhere in the house.”
At the end of the day there is still a lot that goes into moving with pets and our professional movers understand this. This is why our Boise moving company is a full-service moving company that helps you with the packing, unpacking, loading and unloading, and more! Our Boise local movers are here to provide a stress-free and hassle-free experience for both you and your pet. All of our movers are pet-friendly and we have all be trained in the art of moving with pets. Call us today at 208-272-9405 to find out more about our other moving service or visit our moving blog for some other tips and tricks.
ASPCA – Moving with Your Pet