Pets provide us with companionship, love, and laughter. They are there for us when we are happy and when we are sad. They are part of the family. In this blog post, we look at how moving home may affect dogs and other animals?
Dogs, cats and other animals can be affected by moving home because they can become anxious and stressed in new environments. It is important to try and make the transition as smooth as possible for them by taking them for walks in the new area and getting them used to their new home gradually.
Below we have detailed a few important things to remember when moving house with a Dog.
- Make sure your dog is microchipped and registered with your new address
- Ensure your dog is vaccinated and up to date with their worming and flea treatments
- Research the area you are moving to, in advance, to make sure there are dog-friendly parks and beaches nearby
- Pack your dog’s favourite toys and blankets to help them settle into their new home
- Introduce your dog to their new home gradually, letting them explore a little bit each day
- Create a safe space for your dog in their new home, with their bed, food and water bowl, and toys
Things to remember when moving house with a cat
- Ensure your cat is microchipped and up to date with their vaccinations. This will help to ensure that they can be easily identified if they happen to escape during the move.
- Keep them indoors for at least a week before the move, and for a week after, to give them time to adjust to their new surroundings.
- Make sure you have a designated ‘safe room’ for them to stay in during the move itself, where they can hide away if they start to feel overwhelmed.
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