Moving to a new home in a new location can be an exciting adventure for you, however it can be stressful and confusing for household pets. To minimize the trauma, here are a few tips that may help make your pet’s move a little easier:
1. Schedule a Vet Check-Up
Obtain medical records including certificate showing last rabies treatment, as well as maintain a good supply of any medications to last until a veterinarian at your new location can provide refills.
2. Proper Identification
Be certain that all required license tags are secured properly and contact information is current.
3. Consider Boarding
Boarding your pet during moving days may reduce stress for both you and your pet.
4. Gather Supplies for the Move
Kennels or safety restraints for the car ride, a favorite toy, a leash, and plenty of water and treats.
5. Know State Requirements
If you are moving to a new city or state, make sure you are aware of any requirements which may vary from your current locale.
6. Pet-Friendly Accommodations
Long distance moves may necessitate location of accommodations that allow pets over-night. Search online and call ahead.
7. Current Photograph
Keep a current photo of your pet in the event your pet becomes lost.