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Pam McCutcheon

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!


2 comments (Add your own)

1. Omar wrote:
There are organic pet foods now. The cost is but one pelobrm to overcome. I buy my food at a specialized pet food store. The foods costs when done in large volume are not that far off those specialized non organic foods. Most pet owners buy their pet foods at grocery stores. It would take extensive advertising to point out to Owners that the very food they buy at supermarkets are not that nutritious and organic foods can end their pets illnesses and allergies. This pet food fiasco has exposed the fact that cheap foods were made at the same mills as the expensive foods. This will be interesting to see if the premium foods lose sales to the cheaper foods. That will be an even bigger hurdle for any new food claiming to be better for your pets.

Sun, September 2, 2012 @ 1:22 AM

2. Ronaldo wrote:
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Sun, September 2, 2012 @ 2:55 AM

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