Posted on: December 14, 2018
The time has come for the whole family including the family pet to a new home. Everything is on course for the move. You have a team of professional movers from Baymeadows lined up and ready to arrive on moving day ready to pack everything, load it up, and take it all to your new home. Most pet owners know how important it is to keep “Fido” out of the way of the movers, but few give much thought to making sure their pet is ready for the move. At Baymeadows, we offer these four tips to help Fido make the move safely no matter how near or far away your new home is.
A Portable Kennel Is a Good Start
You will soon find that having a portable kennel is one of the best things you can do when traveling with your pet. While many pets love going for rides in the car, having a kennel for them gives them somewhere to feel “safe” while you are cruising down the road. It also provides them with a secure place to keep them when getting out for meals or gas.
Start with Short Drives
Professional movers are used to being on the road for long hours at a time. On the other hand, your pet might not be. The best thing you can do is take them out for car rides that start short and gradually increase in length, allowing them to get used to the motion, sounds, and sights of going cruising down the motorway. This may help to keep them from feeling overwhelmed or scared. It might also prevent things like car sickness.
Make Sure You Have Your Pet’s Papers
To start with, if you haven’t had your pet microchipped, now would be a good time. Make sure you use your new address. If your pet is already chipped be sure you update the address and other contact information. Be sure you have your pet’s immunization and rabies vaccination records.
Put a Pet Travel Kit Together
You packed travel kits together for the kids and yourselves, but have you thought to pack one for your pet? Their travel kit should include a blanket, some treats, a few toys, any medication your pet is taking. Be sure to bring plenty of fresh water and a bowl along as well as some food.
As your premier local and long-distance professional movers, Baymeadows Moving and Storage is here to help. Whether you need more tips for moving with your pet or are ready to book your moving date, contact us at (904) 737-3530 and let’s get started on your move together.