4 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe While Moving
When buying a new home, it is important to take everything into consideration not only for yourself but also for any pets you may have. What most people don’t talk about is after you buy your house and how you will move your pets and get them adjusted to their new home. Here are 4 tips for keeping your pet safe when you are moving from one place to another.
The most important thing you should take into consideration when moving a pet into your new home with you is safety. Many animals aren’t moved properly which results in them either running away and getting lost or even getting hurt. The last thing a homeowner needs is to worry about their animal getting lost or running away when they are in the middle of moving all their belongings from one house to another.
1. ID TAGS and MICROCHIPS
If you have a dog or cat that you are looking to safely relocate to your new home from your old one it is best to put a collar on them with their name, your name, your phone number, and your new address so that if your pet does get lost they can be found and returned safely to you. If you have a bird or any other animal that cannot wear a collar you can put the ID tag on their leg attached to a band. Another great way to keep your pet safe when in the process of moving is to either get them microchipped or update your information on their microchip in the pet recovery system online. If your pet gets lost and has a microchip when somebody finds It a vet or animal shelter can look up the microchip and contact you to let you know your pet has been found and where to come get it from.
2. Pet Carriers
Another common mistake people tend to make when moving to their new home is they forget to put their animals in pet carriers to transport them from area to another. If you put your animal in a pet carrier you can ensure that they won’t get lost because they won’t be able to get out of the pet carrier unless you or someone else lets them out. When traveling by airplane to move a pet carrier is required. However, most people who move by car let their pets run loose in the car and that can stress them out more than being in a cage. It is important to make sure that your pet carrier is big enough for your pet to stand up, turn around, and lay down in. This way you can ensure they will have comfort on the long haul to their new home.
3. Vet Records
It is important to get all your pet’s records from their current veterinarian so that once you are fully moved you can give the records to whoever your pets new veterinarian will be. This will keep your pet safe by ensuring that your new vet has all the information needed to care for your animal in the event that something goes wrong.
4. When Driving
If you are driving to your new home with your pet it is best to make sure you bring extra towels, a toy, a brush, and even a blanket for your pet to enjoy the ride. It is best to remember to stop every once in a while if you are in for a long trip so that your pet can stand up and walk around for a little bit and remember to never leave your pet in the car alone.