Moving is not only stressful for the humans involved-the process can also be taxing on your pets.
Pets can be frightened by the hundreds of boxes that adorn the empty house, as well as all of the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the moving company that is assisting you. In addition, long plane rides and new surroundings can be a traumatizing experience for them.
Realty Times has published a list of useful tips to manage your pets’ stress and make the move easier for them, as well as for you, providing different tips for each pet.
For cats, because they often follow a routine and always desire to be in control of every situation, moving can be an extremely new experience, as they must get used to unfamiliar surroundings and situations that violate their daily routine. Thus, it is suggested that you maintain your cat’s routine as much as possible before, during and after the move.
During the initial process, keep your cat confined to one room with its favorite toys so that they are comfortable amid the chaos of packing. When you leave your old house, place them in a large crate so that they have plentiful room to stretch. At your new residence, place your cat in a room with familiar belongings so that it immediately feels comfortable and accepts the new home as its own.
For dogs, the process is a bit simpler, as they are known to adapt quicker than cats when it comes to moving. If you are moving by car, make frequent stops during the drive so that it can get plentiful rest. If you travel by plane, try to secure a direct flight to reduce your dog’s stress that results from large travel times.
For more tips for moving with pets and for professional assistance, contact The Moving Managers.