Moving with pets
Moving is a stressful time for everyone involved, but especially your pets.
We recently moved and had to travel and stay for a week with relatives before getting into our new home, with two cats, a dog, and kids; it was quite an adventure. We did what we could to make the whole process as stress free as possible.
When moving with cats or moving with dogs, they don’t understand what is going on or why they are being taken to a new place. Your new home is completely foreign to them and may cause anxiety in pets. Minimizing pet stress and anxiety when moving to a new home is important.
Have you considered your pet’s needs when shopping for a home? Different dog and cat breeds have different needs. Is the neighborhood pet friendly? You can’t always find the ideal place, but having your pets in mind before you decide on where to move can help to make the transition easier.
Once you have your new home there are steps you can take to prepare your pets to move as well as making travel and introduction into the new home as anxiety free as possible.
Here are some great tips for a stress free move with pets in a lovely infographic, courtesy of my friends at Taylor’s Relocations. And don’t miss “How to Safely Move With Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Guide”.
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