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3 Tips For Moving With Pets

We love our pets! They are part of our family.

Our furry family members will experience the same stress as their owners do.

So how do we reduce the amount of stress that our pets are going to experience, and what can we do about the unavoidable disruption to their daily routine?

1. Try to Keep Your Pet’s Daily Routine the Same when Packing for Your Move

Try to keep your pet’s daily routine as close to normal as possible. 

Adhering to their usual feeding, exercise, and bedtime schedule is essential. 

Animals are creatures of habit, and they don’t often adapt well to change. When they see boxes being packed and frantic owners moving everything around, your pet will sense something is happening. 

Keeping their routine the same will elevate some of the stress. They will have some sense of normalcy during such a significant change in their life.

2. Let Your Pet Be a Part of the Moving Process

This may sound strange. You are probably asking yourself, how can a dog or cat be part of the moving process in the world?

It’s not like they can pack, help clean, or do any tasks pet owners need to do before and after moving.

Here are a few ways to let your dog or cat be a part of the moving process.

  • Allow them to play with empty boxes
  • Take frequent breaks between to focus on them
  • Give them extra love and treats
  • Reward good behavior

Although dogs may be able to fetch items, allowing them to feel like it is a game, cats tend to hide when they are scared or stressed. 

However, what cat doesn’t like a big box to explore and play in?

3. Move Your Pet’s Items Last

During this significant change, it is essential to keep everything regular.

You want to move your pets’ items last. 

Leave your pets feeding bowls, beds, toys, crates, and anything else they use daily or find comfort in. 

Waiting until the last minute to start packing and moving these items will help them feel safe and comfortable without causing them any additional stress.

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty By Gupta Group has more tips on ensuring your pet stays as calm as possible to avoid stressful situations and potential accidents.

 You may notice their behavior has changed, so do not be alarmed if this happens. 

For additional tips on moving with pets, you must read a new report titled Pet Owners – Tips to Making Your Move Easier on Your Pets has covered everything you need to know on how to make moving easier on both your pets and you.

Fill out the form below for your free report, or click on the link above for more information. 

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Happy Moving!

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