Moving can be a stressful time for your pet, they know less about what is going on than you do. We hope that in this post, we can help alleviate some of the problems of moving with your pets. The easiest thing to do for them is isolate them in a room till the move is over. A bathroom works best since there is no furniture to move from that room. Make sure you leave the pet’s food, water dish and a toy or a bone to keep them occupied till the move is complete.
Some pets don’t like the idea of a bunch of strange looking men coming into their space and moving furniture around. So for the pet’s safety and the safety of the movers it is best to keep them separate. If you have a car, you can always put them in your car with the air conditioner on. It is also for the safety of your furniture. Cats or dogs running around could cause the movers to drop your furniture.
Try to introduce your pet to the new location as slow as possible. Let them explore at their own leisure. You do not want to overwhelm them on such a stressful day for them. Leave some clothes you have worn around the new apartment or house. The more the house smells like you, the more comfortable your pet will be. Be warned, male cats may start to spray the new house to mark their territory.
An easy thing to leave behind in a move are your pets’ toys, food, and bowls (Especially if you have their toys spread out along your backyard.) so make sure you do a thorough sweep of your place before you leave.
Unpack your stuff with your pets, talk to them, it will comfort them, and it will start to feel like a home soon for everyone.