Moving to a new home can just be as stressful for your furry friends as it is for you. Being in a new environment can make them feel anxious.
Make the move easier for you and your pets with these tips from our caring transitions expert.
Ready an Essentials Kit
Prepare a bag of items that will help keep your pet comfortable during the first few nights in your new home. Include sufficient food, kitty litter, toys and grooming tools.
Get In Touch With Your Vet
Notify your vet about your move. If your pet is anxious, they may recommend giving a medication to help with the transition. If you’re moving to a new town, you’ll need to transfer your pet’s medical files to a new vet in your area.
Keep Pets in a Quiet Room
Put your pet in the quietest area of your home to avoid stress. Check on them regularly and feed and walk them as usual because having a sense of routine will help them adapt more easily. If you need assistance with moving elderly parents and their pets, know that Busy Buddies, Inc. is here to help.
Transport Them Safely
Cats and other small animals should always be transported in a ventilated pet carrier. Placing an item of your clothing such as a worn t-shirt is a good idea as your scent can help calm your pet. Some pets feel more comfortable when you cover their carrier with a blanket so they can’t see the changes outside. Wait until you are safely inside your new home before letting your pets out of the carrier. Give your pets a few days in your new place to adjust.
For reliable elderly moving services, turn to Busy Buddies, Inc. Our moving managers specialize in pre-listing advice, repair assistance, moving, storage and more. Call us at (703) 828-1833 or fill out our online form to request a free estimate. We cater to clients in Arlington, VA.