Moving in Albuquerque With Pets

Moving in Albuquerque With Pets

If you've ever moved, you know it can be a stressful time for people. But just imagine how stressful it can be for pets. It's a huge change to their environment that they aren't expecting or understand, especially if the home you're moving from is the only one they've ever known. So how do you make the experience less stressful? There’s no way to remove all the stress for you and your beloved pets, but you can take some steps to make the transition for bearable.

Here’s a few tips you can try.

Prepare for the First Few Days

The first few days of unpacking can be the rather stressful, so make an ‘overnight kit’ that has enough food, litter, toys and other needed items to keep your pets comfortable.

Keep Them Out of the Action

It's best if you can keep your pets with a friend or in a kennel during the move. But if that's not an option, at least keep them in a quiet space. If there’s an empty room in your new home or garage you can keep clear, then that is ideal. Check on them regularly and try to stick with feeding and walking routines.

Talk to Your Vet

If you’re moving to another area and need a new vet, contact your current vet to obtain records and prescriptions if any.  See if they can recommend a vet in your new area.

Move Them in Your Own Vehicle

Your pets, especially dogs, are used to your family vehicle. Your pets will take the changes better if they ride with you and not in a moving van or with other people. You may want to throw a blanket over their carrier so they can’t see the changing environment.

Keep Them Inside

Don’t let your dog or cat outside until you get to your new home, as they can get lost if they get away from you. Do this even if your dog is normally well behaved. They need a few days to adjust to their new neighborhood and environment.

Move the House Before Your Pets

The more of the house you can have moved and set up before you move your pets, the better. Try to set up one room first to move them into and keep them there to let them adjust.  Give them plenty of love and attention and toys to make them feel at ease in their new home.

Moving is never easy, but if you prepare, you can make it easier for your furry family.

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