Moving can be an exciting and stressful time, and with the addition of pets, it can be even more nerve wracking that usual. Typically, you think you only have to worry about keeping track of your belongings, getting your own documents together, and getting yourself to your new home, but with a pet you have to double your responsibilities if you want your interstate move to go smoothly. Although we love our pets, that doesn’t make moving them any less stressful. Aside from keeping track of your pets on moving day, there are many things you need to to in order to make the move as smooth as possible. Here are a few things you should take care of to make moving your pet less stressful:
Collars & Tags
Nothing is worse than losing your pet. If they get away during the long distance move, it can be devastating and you might not be able to get away to look for them. The best way to keep track of them or make sure that you can find them again should they get away, is to get update their tags to your new place of residence as well as any contact information that you are changing during the move such as home phone numbers or even your cell phone number. Rabies tags should also be updated, as keeping these current is important to having any pet no matter where you live.
Sedation: Do or Do Not?
This is definitely a ‘Do Not’ scenario. If you are moving long distance and the best option for you is to fly your pet to your new destination, you should always consult your vet before considering any kind of sedation. Sedation is harmful and can potentially threaten your pet’s life. Before you decide on transporting them via flight, you should also take into account if they will be able to handle the temperature changes and confinement. This type of travel can be extremely stressful for both you and your pet. If traveling by air is your only option, just be extra sure to stay away from sedation.
Road Trip Essentials
If you do decide to travel by car for your long distance or interstate move, you’ll need to make sure you have all of the road trip essentials so that your dog is well taken care of during the trek to your new home. A good way to prep them for a long road trip is to start taking them on shorter car rides leading up to the move. This is one of the best ways to acclimate them to the car. You should also make sure you have a good amount of food for them, as well as water dishes, their favorite toy, and other things they might need for the long drive.
If you’re going to prep your pet for a stress free long distance move, there are many things that you need to take care of before you reach your new place of residence. Documentation in one of the more important, and even the most annoying, things to take care of. If you are relocating to a different state, your pet must meet the vaccination and registration requirements of that state. When you reach your new home, you should find a good vet right away, and make sure to take your pet’s health records and all of the documents needed to make sure your pet is properly registered, healthy, and ready to start their new life in a great new home!
No matter how many pets you have or how far you are moving, it’s essential that you take all of these things into consideration. The last thing you want is to make your long distance move stressful on your pet. The traveling aspect of the move is one of the most important parts. Are you driving or flying? How many pets do you have and how difficult is it going to be to transport them? If you’re driving, do you have everything you need in order to make the drive as comfortable for them as possible? Should they get lost, do they have all of the necessary tags and chips for you to find them again? All of these are important to make your move as stress free as possible for both you and your pet.
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