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Prepping Your Pet for a Move to Corrales

Cats Exploring Moving Day BoxesMoving to Corrales can be an exciting and stressful experience for you and your pet. As a result, it’s critical to assist your pet in preparing for the relocation as soon as possible. Moving even a little distance can throw your pet’s routine and sense of security off, and large transfers can be especially difficult for your pet. Here are some recommendations to help get your pet ready for the big day so that your move is as painless as possible for them.

Plan Ahead

It’s best to start preparing your pet for a move as soon as possible. To ensure a successful transition, you’ll need to plan ahead and attend to a few critical aspects. Make sure your pet’s license, tags, and microchip information are up to date, for example. It’s also a good idea to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to ensure that your pet is healthy and that you have all of the meds they require. However, if your pet isn’t fond of the vet’s office, try not to plan appointments too soon to the move.

Stick to Routines

Animals are creatures of habit, and they thrive on routine. Moving, especially in the weeks preceding and following, can be extremely stressful for pets. Keep your typical routine in mind as you start packing for your relocation. This is especially critical for dogs, who, if ignored, may develop anxiety or become destructive. Maintain as much consistency as possible in your walks and feedings, and schedule time for play as well.

Introduce Their Crate Early

If your pet must spend time in a crate or kennel as part of your move, this can be quite unpleasant, especially if they don’t normally sleep in one. One of the greatest methods to get your pet ready for the transfer is to introduce the crate weeks in advance and have them associate it with good things. Encourage them to investigate the crate, for example, and reward them with treats when they do. When the big day arrives, this will help your pet feel less frightened than usual.

Include Comfort Items

Pets adore the smells and sounds of their owners’ homes. You can bring those sensory toys with you and keep them with your pet to assist them in remaining calm during the transfer. Keep your pet’s favorite blanket or pet bed with them throughout the move. In stressful situations, a beloved toy or even a piece of your clothes can provide comfort to your pet. Additionally, separate your pet’s food, treats, and water and keep them with you prior to, during, and following the transfer.

Create a Safe Space

When the big day arrives, you might want to consider dedicating a room to your pet. Because pets frequently grow anxious and may flee during relocations, it is preferable to put them in a quiet room or enclosed yard. You might also consider enlisting the services of a friend or family member to look after your pet while you’re gone, so they don’t have to deal with the stress and chaos. By offering your pet a secure spot to stay throughout the relocation, you can help control their stress and keep them out from underfoot at the same time.


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