Your pets are an important part of your household! Moving can be stressful on pets, who don’t understand what all the excitement is about or why you are living in this new place. Our Comox moving company has helped hundreds of families and their pets move, and we’ve seen good ideas and bad ideas for helping a pet make a move to a new home. While most pets make the transition to a new home with no difficulties, there are things that you can do to help ensure their success with a move. Here are some of our favorite suggestions:
- Get them used to a crate. If you are moving cats or dogs, purchase a crate big enough for them to stand up and turn around in and then help them get used to it. Before your move, leave the crate out and praise them when they go into it. The crate serves a few important purposes. First, it gives your pet a safe place to go during the confusion of the move. Second, it keeps your pet secure so they don’t get scared and run away or hide during the transition.
- Don’t change their routine. If your pets are used to being fed in the morning at their old house, feed them in the morning at the new house. Maintaining consistency in their schedule as much as possible, at least for the first few weeks, will assure them that despite their new surroundings they are still going to get the love and care that they need.
If you are preparing your next move, give our Comox moving company a call. We can help you move your items so you can focus on moving your pet. Call us at 778-727-1295 for a free quote today!