Tips on Moving With Pets
Updated: Nov 28, 2018
While moving to a new home is certainly exciting, it can also be very trying and stressful for everyone in the family, animals included! Even if your pet is a bit of a goof, animals are incredibly attuned with their surroundings and when everyone begins packing their belongings into boxes, they know something is going on. At Centurion Movers, we’ll help you every step of the way (we’re even trained to move large items such as pool tables and pianos!), however, when it comes to your beloved pets, it’s your job to keep them calm and make the move as easy as possible on them.
In this blog, we’ll provide you with some tips and helpful advice on what to do with your pets while you move. And if you’re getting ready to pack things up, go ahead and give our moving company in Willow Grove a call or book online! We help with local moves, long distance moves, and even provide custom crating and packing services!
Take a Trip to the Vet
Maybe the most important thing to do before your move is taking a quick trip to the veterinarian. You want to be sure to get all of their important documents, as well as any prescription medication that they need. While you’re there, ask the vet if they have any recommendations for a veterinarian in your new neighborhood.
Keep Them Calm
With all of the action taking place during the move, your pet is going to get pretty stressed out. In order to keep them calm, keep them away from all of the commotion. If you have a yard, let them go play outside, if not, maybe put them in an empty room. But make sure to give them lots of love during the whole time, they deserve it!
Bring Extra Food
It might be difficult to find their brand of food at your new location, so just in case, be sure to pack extra food since switching their diet may cause digestion issues. Also double-check that you’ve packed all of their necessities such as food and water bowls, toys, collars, leashes, etc.
Introduce Them to the Neighborhood
Keep them close to you when you arrive at your new home. Without them knowing the area, if they get out, it’s possible that they’ll get lost with no point of reference for “home”. When you first arrive (specifically if your pet is a dog), take some time to get them adjusted to the neighborhood. Let them get all the new smells in and help them get associated to the area.
Don’t worry, your pet will soon realize that they’re in their new home and be back to their normal selves in no time! For all of your other moving needs, count on Centurion Movers! We make moving easy through our comprehensive moving services, dedication to customer satisfaction, and experience. From local moves to long distance, small items to large, we do it all! Contact our moving company in Willow Grove today!