On moving day, keep your pets in a quiet room with the door closed, This will ensure that your cat or dog won’t get scared and try to make a quick getaway while the movers load up the truck.
Pet-proof your new home by hiding wires that can be chewed, inspecting the yard for harmful plants, and ensuring that the fence has no openings so that the dog doesn't get out.
It may take some time for your pet to become accustomed to its new surroundings. Gradually introduce your furry friend to each room in the new home, rather than letting it run free to explore.
It’s also a good idea to scope out the neighborhood with your dog. Check the neighborhood for friendly pets, be on the lookout for neighborhood dogs that seem aggressive or are left unattended. Check out dog friendly parks.
Cats can be especially challenging, prepare the cat carrier by putting treats in it. Put your cat in a closed room with food, water, treats, favorite toys, and litter box so all the moving activity doesn’t frighten it.
When they seem comfortable, gradually introduce them to other rooms in the house, while keeping some doors closed. Animals will adjust at their own pace, so have patience and ensure you pay closer attention to your pets during the move as they may become skittish and try to run away.
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