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Tips for Moving With Pets

Moving is a stressful task for both people and pets. With all the unexpected activity in their home and being introduced to a new environment, your pets can become anxious. Trying to organize your move and make it go smoothly is difficulty all on its own and can be more difficult when pets are involved. Serving as your premier moving company in Pittsburgh, Gardner Moving has put together a few tips to help make the moving experience calmer for not only yourself but also for your pets.

Before Your Pittsburgh Move:

Inform Your Vet
If you will be moving out of the area, it is essential to let your vet know so that you can take any records or prescription medications with you. Your current vet may also be able to offer recommendations for a vet in the new area you are moving to. 
Prepare an Overnight Bag
As you prepare for the move, it is important to pack a bag with extra food, toys, and grooming tools to help keep your pet happy and comfortable while you unpack. 

  

During Your Pittsburgh Move:

Keep Your Pets Away from all the Hustle and Bustle

During the time of the actual move, it best to keep your pet in a quiet area, unless you leave them in a kennel or with a friend for the day.  To keep them away from the action, empty a bedroom on another floor and close the door or put them in their carrier in the garage or car. Be sure they will be at a safe and comfortable temperature and be sure they have enough water and food if they will be there for a longer period.

Check on them regularly during the move and feed or walk them during their regular times. Helping them stay in their routine can help keep them calm.

Transport Your Pet in Your Vehicle

When you first drive to the new house, take your pet in your vehicle. Smaller dogs or cats can be transported using a carrier, secured by a seatbelt. Bigger dogs can be transported using a kennel in the back of the car. Some pets may feel more comfortable with a blanket placed over their carrier to block their view of the changing environment outside. Be careful not to let your pet out of their kennel or carrier until you have arrived and are inside the home to help avoid them escaping and getting lost.

Move the House Before the Pet

Before bringing your pet into the home, it is critical to have at least one room set up. This is where you can introduce your pet to the new house. You should also confine them to a section of the home and let them get familiar with their surroundings while introducing them to familiar objects and giving them lots of attention to make them feel at home.

After the move, be sure to update your pet’s information on their tags or their microchip with your new address and phone number. Our professional movers proudly serve Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas providing expert services to help make your move a swift and simple process. Contact Gardner Moving today to learn more about our residential moving services.

September 18, 2018

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