Welcome back! Moving can be tough on your cats and dogs. All of the clutter, constant movement, and chaos of packing and moving your entire household can be very stressful for pets. In part one of our short blog series, we began looking at some helpful moving advice for pet owners to consider. Last time, we recommended:
- Making gradual changes around the home to ease your dog or cat into the transition into a new home.
- Creating a quiet and comfortable space for your pet away from the chaos of packing and moving.
- Packing with your pets in mind.
Here are a few more moving tips for pet owners to keep in mind as they embark on this life transition that affects both them and their pets.
Crate Train Your Pets
It’s a good idea to crate train your pets early on so they become familiar with these spaces during a move. If your pet doesn’t spend much time in a crate, you’ll want to get them used to a kennel before you move so that you can transport them safely to their new home. If you plan to use a pet shipping company like Animals Away, it is essential to familiarize your cat or dog with a crate before traveling via vehicle or plane, to ensure their comfort during their travels.
Be Mindful of Open Entryways
When people move their boxes, furniture, and other belongings into a vehicle or moving truck, they tend to prop the doors in their home open since their hands will be full. This can become problematic for pet owners during a move, as a dog or cat can easily dart out the door. Place your pet in their safe zone or crate while moving belongings in and out of your home to keep your pet from escaping.
Learn More About Shipping Pets
When it comes to relocating your pets, you can move them yourself in a vehicle, or set up their air travel through an airline. But why add this additional stress to your life when we can take care of shipping your pets for you? Call Animals Away today to request a pet shipping quote, and let us take the stress out of relocating your pet during a move.
Be sure to tune in for part three of this blog series. Until then, thank you for reading our post!