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Prepping Your Pet for a Move to San Carlos

Cats Exploring Moving Day BoxesMoving to San Carlos can be an exciting as well as a stressful time for both you and your pet. That is why it is critical to assist your pet in preparing for the relocation as soon as possible. Even a short distance transfer can throw your pet’s routine and sense of security off, and large relocation can be especially difficult for a furry family member. To make your pet’s transition as painless as possible, here are some recommendations for getting them ready for the big day.

Plan Ahead

It’s best to start preparing your pet for a move as soon as possible. You’ll need a plan to take care of a few key issues ahead of time to guarantee that the relocation goes smoothly. For instance, be certain that your pet’s license, tags, and microchip information are current. Additionally, scheduling a veterinarian visit ensures that your pet is healthy and that you have all required medicine on hand. However, avoid scheduling appointments too soon to the relocation, particularly if your pet is not a fan of the veterinarian’s office.

Stick to Routines

It’s no secret that animals are creatures of habit, and they thrive on routine. The turmoil of moving, particularly the weeks leading up to and following the move, can be quite stressful for them. As you begin packing for your relocation, make an effort to maintain your typical schedule. This is especially true for dogs, who, if ignored, may become agitated or destructive. Maintain as much consistency as possible in your walks and feedings, and schedule time for play.

Introduce Their Crate Early

If your move requires your pet to spend time in a crate or kennel, this can be quite upsetting, particularly if they are not used to sleeping in a crate. One of the most effective methods of preparing your pet for the relocation is to introduce the crate weeks in advance and let them associate it with positive things. For instance, encourage them to investigate the crate and then reward them with sweets when they do. This will prevent your pet from becoming overly fearful on the big day.

Include Comfort Items

Pets yearn for the familiar scents and sounds of home. You can bring those sensory toys with you and keep them with your pet during the relocation to assist them in remaining calm. Bring a favorite blanket or pet bed with your pet during the transfer. Additionally, a favorite toy or even a piece of your clothes can be used to reassure a pet during tense times. Additionally, separate your pet’s food, treats, and water and keep them with you prior to, during, and after the transfer.

Create a Safe Space

Once the big day approaches, you may want to consider cordoning off an area specifically for your pet. Pets typically grow anxious and may run away during a relocation, so keeping them in a quiet room or enclosed yard is preferable. You might also consider asking a friend or family member to look after your pet while you’re moving to help them avoid the stress and bustle. By providing a safe haven for your pet throughout the move, you may assist in alleviating their stress while also keeping them out of harm’s way.


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