Moving into a new home is an exciting experience. However, it can be unsettling for many pets, which often take a while to adjust to new surroundings and need to be eased into the process. Below are some simple ways to make the transition to your dream home safe and easy for your furry friends.
Packing – Many pets are not fans of change. To help your pets adjust during the home packing process, try bringing in moving boxes early and keeping pets in a familiar room that will be packed last.
Keep pets away from the chaos – While the move is taking place, it is best to take your pet to a friend’s house or board them at a kennel. If this is not possible, make sure pets are in the quietest area possible to reduce stress. If you are keeping them at home during the move, make sure to check on them regularly. To keep their routine, try to feed and walk them at the same times that you normally would.
Create an overnight bag – Pack an easily-accessible overnight bag for your pet that includes some food, toys, grooming materials and kitty litter that will sustain them for a day or two while you unpack some things.
Settling in – When you arrive to your new home, rather than letting pets loose to explore, introduce them to one room at a time. Once they seem comfortable in one room, take them to other rooms in the home.
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