If you’re like many pet owners, you can’t imagine moving without your furry friend by your side. And while it’s definitely important to make your pet’s safety a top priority during a move, there are several things you can do to make the process easier on them as well. By following these tips, you can minimize your pet’s stress and help ensure that their move is as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Introduce them to supplies
Cats might like to hide in boxes but packing supplies around the house could be a stressful new sight for pets they are not used to seeing. Try to introduce moving supplies into your home sooner than later so your pet gets acclimated to seeing all those boxes.
Try not to change their routine
If you’ve ever moved before you know how stressful it can be. Late nights packing up your home and making trips to your new dwelling or scrambling trying to get loose ends tied up and throwing off your pet’s eating or exercise schedule. Try to stick to your pet’s routine as much as possible. Pets like consistency and structure and they can also pick up on your stress so consider unwinding and de-stressing by maybe taking your pet for a much needed walk outside.
Set up a spot just for them
Consider setting up a cozy and quiet area in your new home for your pet before bringing them there. Moving can be a chaotic experience for your pet so consider waiting until the dust settles to bring your pet to their new home. They will want to explore, sniff, and get acclimated to their new home.
A new move can be stressful for everyone, so try to be patient with your pet as they get acclimated to your new home. Although you’ll never be able to completely eliminate the stress, giving your pet time and compassion and reinforcing positive behavior will go a long way.
The more prepared you are for your pet’s move, the easier it will be.
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