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Prepping Your Pet for a Move to Isle of Wight

Cats Exploring Moving Day BoxesFor both you and your pet, relocating to Isle of Wight may be both exciting and stressful. As a result, it’s critical to assist your pet in preparing for the relocation as soon as possible. Even a short distance transfer can disturb your pet’s routine and sense of security, and large relocation can be very difficult for a furry family member. To make your pet’s transition as easy as possible, here are some recommendations for preparing them for the big day.

Plan Ahead

It’s best to start preparing for a move with a pet as soon as possible. You’ll need a plan to take care of a few key issues ahead of time to guarantee the relocation goes smoothly. Make sure your pet’s license, tags, and microchip information are up to date, for example. It’s also a good idea to make an appointment with your veterinarian to ensure that your pet is healthy and that you have all of their medicine. However, if your pet isn’t fond of the vet’s office, try not to plan appointments too soon to the move.

Stick to Routines

Animals are routine-loving creatures. Moving, especially in the weeks preceding and following, can be extremely stressful for pets. As you begin packing for your relocation, make every effort to maintain your typical routine. This is especially critical for dogs, who, if ignored, may develop anxiety or become destructive. Continue to take your walks and offer them meals at the same times every day as much as possible, and make time for play as well.

Introduce Their Crate Early

If your pet must spend time in a box or kennel as part of your move, this can be very unpleasant, especially if they don’t normally sleep in one. One of the greatest methods to get your pet ready for the transfer is to introduce the crate weeks in advance and have them associate it with good things. Encourage them to investigate the crate, for example, and reward them with treats when they do. This will assist in preventing your pet from becoming unusually fearful on the big day.

Include Comfort Items

Pets yearn for the familiar scents and sounds of their owners’ homes. You can bring those sensory toys with you and keep them with your pet to help them stay calm during a move. If your pet has a favorite blanket or bed, bring it along on the move. In anxious times, a beloved toy or even a piece of your clothes can be used to calm a pet. Also, separate your pet’s food, treats, and water and bring them with you before, during, and after the transfer.

Create a Safe Space

When the big day arrives, you might want to consider dedicating a room to your pet. Pets typically grow anxious and may run away during a relocation, so keeping them in a quiet room or enclosed yard is preferable. You may also want to ask if a friend or family member could care for your pet throughout the move to help them avoid the stress and disruption. By offering your pet a secure spot to stay throughout the relocation, you can help control their stress and keep them out from underfoot at the same time.


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