When you are looking for a new place to move into and you have pets, you want to make sure that the house you end up moving into is right for you, the rest of your family and the pets you currently have; as well as ones you would like to incorporate into your household in the near future. However, no matter how pet-friendly your new place is, there are things you should do in order to make moving day a safe day for everyone, including pets. Many pets get out and get lost when their family is in the process. They get overwhelmed and the family is occupied with other things. These things create a bad scenario which could result in you not being able to find your beloved pet and this can turn what should be a joyous occasion into a heart wrenching one. The tips in this article will help you to keep your pets healthy and safe on moving day:
Purchase crates ahead of time
You want to purchase appropriately sized crates for your pets ahead of time and try them out to make sure they are going to fit in them safely. Cats and other harder-to-control pets should be put in the crates during transport no matter what. Dogs may be able to be kept on leashes if they are used to driving in the car. However, if you don't take them out much, then you may also want to put them in the crates for the ride to the new house as well. This way, you don't have to worry about them getting scared and running out of the car the minute someone opens a door.
Have a safe space set up for the pets at the new place
You want to have a space set up that you can put your pets in that you know will stay shut so they don't escape while everything is being brought into the house and while the doors are going to be opening up constantly. This can be a back room, a garage that's at a safe temperature, a dog run that you have put up in the yard, a properly fenced yard, a bathroom that you can keep unoccupied for the duration of the move or anywhere else. If possible, you may want to keep the pets at a relative's house that you know they will be safe at until you are all finished with the move. Then, you can bring them to the new home once everything has settled down and you can keep an eye on them while they get used to their new surroundings.
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