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How to Keep Your Pet Comfortable During a Move

Last updated 6 years ago

It’s hard to comfort pets during a move because they simply don’t understand the need for change. Therefore, use the tips below to make the moving process as easy as possible for your furry friends.

  • Check In with Your Vet

A few weeks before your move, have your vet give your pet a complete physical so that you know your pet is in good condition to travel. While you’re there, ask your vet for some helpful moving advice and tips for calming your pet. If your dog or cat gets nervous in the car, then ask your veterinarian to prescribe a relaxer.

  • Introduce Your Pet to their Travel Carrier

You don’t want to stuff your dog or cat into a carrier they’ve never seen or smelled before, so give your pet the chance to warm up to their carrier during the weeks before the move. If you use the carrier a few times a year, then you’ll still need to acclimate your pet for the long road ahead. Also, be sure you have a large carrier so your pet doesn’t feel cramped.

  • Pack a Pet Travel Kit

You simply can’t plan for everything, so pack a pet emergency kit for when the unexpected happens during your move. Pack plenty of paper towels and wipes, ample amounts of water, a few treats, toys, extra food, plastic bags for bathroom breaks and mishaps, and any medications they take regularly.

  • Take Your Pet for a Ride

If your pet isn’t accustomed to spending time in your vehicle, then take him or her for a ride a few times before the move.

  • Keep Your Pet Calm

On moving day, keep your pet in a room that’s been cleared out until it’s time to load them in the car. Do the same once you’ve reached your new destination. This will keep your pet from running away and taking his or her anxiety out on your belongings.  

When you feel stressed, your pets feel stressed, so hire Men on the Move to make moving easy. For over 20 years, we’ve offered local, long-distance, and international moving services to Long Island movers. We also offer storage services, so call us today at (516) 773-6683. 


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