Dog sitting next to a box containing pet toys

Preparing for a move usually involves a lot of scheduling, packing, and getting in contact with local and long-distance movers in the area for estimates. If you have a pet though, then that is another factor you have to consider when it comes to preparing for your move. That is why the experienced movers here at Clemmer Moving and storage will go over some tips for moving with your pet. 

Find A Place To Watch Your Pet

Before your moving day, you have to make sure that your pet is out of harm’s way as well as making sure people can safely navigate in and out of your home. During the moving day, there will be a lot of boxes being moved around, so to prevent any injury to you and your pets, make sure you get someone to watch them during the moving day. You can ask a friend or even put them in a daycare along with their favorite toys and treats to make the move less stressful for them.

Pack Enough Pet Supplies

If you are planning on driving a long-distance to your new home, then make sure you pack enough pet supplies. Make sure your pet has enough food and water for the long trip along with other sanitary and comfort supplies. You don’t want to be halfway through the drive only to realize that you didn’t pack enough pet supplies. 

Research Ahead Of Time

One of the things you should do before your move is research veterinarians in your area as well as local and long-distance regulations regarding pets. Research vets close to your neighborhood will allow you to be prepared to deal with any potential medical issues after you move in. Knowing the local and international laws regarding pets can help you avoid any issues and delays with your move since states and countries can have different restrictions when it comes to the types of pets that are allowed. 

Protect Your Pet’s Housing

If you are planning on driving for your move, then you need to make sure that your pet’s housing is protected. Whether it is a terrarium, aquarium, or even a cage, you need to make sure that it is securely packed to prevent any damage to it. During your drive, you might encounter bumps or perform some fast maneuvers which can damage your pet’s housing. That is why you should contact experienced residential movers for any packing supplies they have for larger items. 

Ship Your Pet

Of course, if you feel the drive could be stressful for your pet, you can consider having them shipped by a company that follows ethical pet shipping procedures. The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association can help find a pet shipping specialist to make sure your pet is safely transported. You can speak with them to discuss your needs and how they can safely accommodate your pet. 

Provide A Smooth Moving Experience For Your Pet

If you want to make sure your pet is well cared for during your move, then these tips can help! Your pets are a part of your family, so make sure that they are well accommodated to reduce the amount of stress they can experience during your move.