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Moving to Blair with Your Pet

Whether you have a cat, a dog, or some other animal, a pet is an important part of your family. And just like any other family member, moving is stressful on your pet. The packing, the move, and getting adjusted to a new place can really take a toll on your furry friend. Stress may be inevitable, but Blair moving and storage service providers know how to make your pooch or kitty as comfortable as possible. So take notes pet parents!

Before the Move

Before you even start packing, take a trip to your vet. Get all of your pet’s vet records and stock up on things like: flea repellent, heart worm medication, and any special medicine or food your dog needs. While you are there, make sure your canine or feline is up-to-date on all of their vaccines, so that you will not have to go back to the vet for a while. You may also want to bathe your pet or get them groomed before the move. Getting these chores out of the way will ensure that you do not have to worry about them in the midst of settling into your new home.

It is also important to make sure that your new home allows your pet. If you are renting, even if it is a house, you should never assume your furry friend is welcome. If you are nervous the answer is no, do not sneak around your landlord’s back. It is best to find a home where there will not be any problems for your pet.

During the Move

Packing for a move can be a frantic time for any family. There is so much to remember that it can be easy to forget about your pets. This makes all of the packing and moving even more stressful for them. No matter how busy you are, make sure your pets are kept on a schedule. They should be fed and taken out, just like any other day. If this is not feasible, or if your pet is really stressed out by the boxes and noise, see if you can leave them at a friend or family member’s house while you are moving. This will keep them out of the moving warzone and in a peaceful environment.

When you pack, make sure not to pack any of their food, treats, or medicine in boxes that will be hard to get to. Edible items should also not be left in a box that will be exposed to heat for too long.

After the Move

Once you have moved into your new home, make sure to pay extra attention to your pet. Ignoring them is not okay, even if you have a lot to do. Make sure they get fed at their regular times and are walked regularly. Help them explore their new home and get their toys out to make them feel comfortable.

Moving can be so stressful for the people in our lives that we often forget; that is – it is stressful for our cats, dogs and other pets too. Make sure to show your pet extra attention during the transition and they should adjust just fine!