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A Guide to Relocating your Pets

As stressful as relocations can be for you, it can make a great impact on your furry friends. Moving should be at ease for every member of your family. Cats, dogs and other types of pets are particularly profound to relocating. The key secret to every move is planning. If you plan your relocation carefully, this will diminish or avoid all your moving dilemmas. Planning the relocation of your pet before the move, as well as for your belongings, should start the minute you know you are going to relocate. Long Distance Movers believe that there is much more to our job than simply loading a moving truck and unloading it at the desired destination. This is why we have provided you with a list of tips to help relocate your loved ones easily. So stay tuned!

Rules and Regulations

Be sure to check all the rules and regulations before relocating your furry friends. Almost every state has regulations that need to be noted on before your pet enters their state. These requirements usually are different for the variety of states. So be sure to check out the requirements the state you’re moving to requires. During almost every relocation, you will have to bring all the documents that show your pet has had all the inspections and vaccines it needs. To be sure of the requirements, contact the state veterinarian in the capital of your new home. It would be a good idea to also contact the city clerk or town hall in your location to learn about license costs and regulations your pet needs.

Visit the Vet

Since a lot of different states ask for a health certificate that lists all the verifications you need to verify that your animal is disease free. Be sure to ask your vet for this piece of paper because you will need it at state borders. To locate a vet in your new location, see if your current vet has any recommendations or ask a neighbor in your new town for advice to know the best.

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Pet ID

It is necessary to create an ID tag that includes your pet’s name, and all your identifications and emergency names, addresses and phone numbers if in some circumstances you can’t be reached due to permanent identity and rabies tags. The tag should be readable with writing space on both sides.

Similar surroundings

To make sure your pet feels at home in your new location, be sure to use their food and water dishes, beds, blankets, and toys so that they will have a familiar surrounding. This will make them feel more at home. Also, it is a good idea to keep things in the same locations as they were in your previous home.

Moving  by airplane

If you have decided on relocating your furry friends by plane, then contact the airlines for all the rules, charges and pet insurance you need to relocate them. Be sure to make reservations in advance since pet approval is not always given right away. Don’t forget to feed your pet a couple of hours before the plane takes off and give them some water at least two hours before.

Moving your pet by car

It is a good idea to plan before hand and to purchase carriers and all the supplies you are going to need for this type of relocation. Be sure to bring first-aid kits in case of emergencies. The next step would be to make a list of all the items that you are going to need for your pet’s relocation. This list should include its toys, food, treats and the dishes to put them in. If your pet doesn’t like car rides, ask a vet for the shots they can take before the move so that they can be more relaxed. Be sure not to give your pet’s food or water before you start your car. Giving them treats during the move is more than enough. Make sure to stop once in awhile to feed them or give them water. Check to see if the water and food is fresh so that your pet doesn’t get sick during the trip. And make sure you bring all the essentials your pets needs

Relocating with a dog

A lot of things can help your dog adapt to the changes they have coming for them. If your pet is on a tight schedule of feeding, recreation, play, training and resting, it can help a lot to provide them with the same routine at the new location. Dogs that are a bit older and pets with diseases are likely to be more delicate to the change. Some drugs and diets can help them. When you are pre-planning your relocation, it is a good idea to keep all boxes out of sight and to pack your pets sleeping beds last, so that they can have a normal routine as long as possible. Your dog might seem nervous on the final days of packing; this is a good time to get someone to care for them until you have finished the job. Don’t forget to walk your dog around the neighborhood as soon as you get to your new home so that they can get to know the new area.

Relocating with a cat

Be sure not to let your cat outside until they have become accustomed with their new home to minimize their risk of running away or getting lost. Always have them surrounded with similar items from their old home during the relocation so that they don’t get too anxious about the move. Don’t show them their new living engagements right away. Keep them in one place until they have become accustomed with the change, and then slowly expose them to new rooms, in the end eventually the whole house.

In conclusion, careful planning will get rid of almost all of your moving problems. With the help of Long Distance Movers you will not only have a safe, inexpensive, and high-quality moving service, you will also have your loved ones relocated stress-free.

Sophie Allen

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