Your move and your pets
There seems to be alot of stress with many people when it comes to moving. The whole buying process,mortgage,packing,kids,schools and of course your special pets. They know something is going on but they aren't real sure what. So as for stress,it's alot for them. I remember our move from California to Montana-once we drove our two young labs accross the country,one of my labs got really sick. We found a vet on a Sunday that said it was a common thing for pets to get very stressed and gave my dog Scotch(name) some drugs to calm him down and he was fine. I did learn a few things from that and from experiences my clients share with me as well.
Make sure to complete your pets veterinary check ups and all vaccinations prior to your move. Get your pets medical records As your vet if a perscribed tranquilizing medication would be feasible to help your pet durning the move.
Ask your pet for a referrel of a good vet in the area-If he doesn't know,hopefully your realtor does. Check around.
If it's a long drive-make sure you stop frequently to walk your dog-keep them on a leash at all times.
A micro chip is a great idea in addition to a collar with name tag and your cell #.
Pack their bed,dishes toys etc.
Don't leave windows open at your new place-Dogs and cats can become confused and could try to escape.
Don't change their routine or foods. If you always feed in the morning then continue to do so.
Don't treat your pets like cargo. Don't leave them in a hot car/truck or cold truck. Many hotels are pet friendly-check them out before you travel.
Find out where all the dog parks are-hiking trails.
Try not to leave your pet unattended for a few days after the move. They are smart and will soon figure out that it is their new home.
Enjoy your new home and your pets!
Posted on Mon, December 19, 2011
by Pam McCutcheon filed under