When you are relocating and you have a pet, then you have to ensure that the trip will go smooth for your pet. Pets are great, but moving with them requires your special attention and some preliminary preparation. Getting information in advance will help you in this case. Here are some great useful tips on moving with pets.
How to Relocate with Pets fast and easy
When relocating with pets, first check the regulations at the destination you are moving to. There are apartment buildings that do not allow domestic animals, so make sure that your pet will enjoy safe environment after the relocation is over. Check with the State Veterinarian’s office as well to find out what you will need to arrange for your pet – do you need to get a license for your pet and what requirements should it comply with. In the meantime, go to your vet and ask for your pet’s records. Visiting your vet will also help you choose a new one – you can just ask for references. When travelling with your pet, keep all the documentation of it with you and a recent photo for safety purposes. It is also advisable to place a collar on it (a leg band for birds) stating the necessary ID information like the name of the animal, your name and address. If you are traveling out of state with your pet, prepare ‘essentials-box’ for him. Take some water, food for your pet friend and toys to keep him happy. If you have children as well, they can play with your pet.
Moving with pet interstate by car is the most common scenario.
Different is the situation when you decide to fly to the location of your future home. Moving with your pet by car interstate is easier. Remember to check the airline restrictions policy for taking animals on board before you get on to move with your pet. Check what the regulations are and what cages and carriers you are allowed to take your pet on board into. You can consult the airplanes’ website or check with the local pet store. Placing inside the cage a blanket or a familiar for the pet toy will make the travel less stressful for it. In case the airlines allows pets and you decide to take yours with you, inform the company when you are reserving your ticket. Also, remember that changing planes may be tiring and unpleasant for your pet, so try to avoid this scenario. Several hours before the flight, do not feed your animal and do not give him water until a couple of hours prior to the take off (except when the weather is very hot).
Transporting your pet by train or bus is forbidden. Not every moving company transports pets. You have to search for a moving company that can handle all your moving needs including taking care of your pet professionally. You’d better check out some consumer reports on movers before booking a company. Also, make sure you work only with licensed with the U.S. Department of Transportation carriers.
After arriving at your new home, arrange an area for your pet with things that are familiar to it so it can get accustomed more easily. Any new environment may be stressful. It depends on your pet – each one will react differently to the change Try to spend more time with your pet and play together.
Author Bio: Mauella Irwin is a moving proffesional and one of the esteemed contributors at MyMovingReviews.com, dedicated to provide in-depth moving-related tips and advice.