Pets become so special for a family that any new development in the house starts affecting humans and pets equally. Packing and moving is one such situation that may make your digs or cats as stressed out as are you. Making good preparations for your pets before the move is appreciated. However, the ultimate day is the day of moving to your new place. Here are some good tips that make it easy for your pets to feel easy on the road to the new house.
As you begin to load your packed boxes and cartons into trucks or cars, make sure that your pet is not watching the process. You can request a friendly neighbor to attend your pet till the things get loaded. The scene of house getting empty may upset your pet, especially if it has been there for long time.
As you begin the trip with your family and pets, you must take care of keeping few things easily accessible. Food and water for pets must be ready so that you can feed them on the regular time. If the veterinary doctor has prescribed few medications that may be required on the trip, you must keep them handy while packing and moving.
You must also carry litter box for your pets, especially when the journey is going to be 8 to 10 hours long. Paper towels and plastic bags should also be kept ready. Besides, you must keep different important documents related to your pets ready. You may be asked for them in case you are traveling interstate.
If your pet is not habitual of long trips in cars, it may feel uneasy on the way. A good idea is to cover their carrier with a sheet so that they don't see the moving things. Make sure that you stop after regular intervals to let your pet relax. You may also keep your pet's favorite toys and bones handy while packing and moving so as to keep it busy. An important thing is to ensure that the pet doesn't jump out of the car as you stop at a signal. Use some restraints, but make sure that they don't upset the pets.
You must talk to the airline company about their pet transfer services in case you are moving to a different country or state by air. A packing and moving company may also offer services to safely transfer your pets. In any case, you must ensure that your pet is easy while moving to the place as it will create the grounds for how well the pet adjusts at the new place.