Moving With Your Pets – Grand Lake Realtor


Shelley Koster
Bartlesville & Grand Lake Realtor

Moving is stressful for a family, it can also be stressful for your pets. Dogs, cats, birds, and fish alike can become stressed out during a move with everything changing, and not knowing what is going on. While our pets do have intuition, they aren’t always that keen on what is happening, which can make them act abnormal when we are relocating.

We need to be aware of our pets and their actions while moving to prevent them from feeling anxiety, and disrupting the move.

1. Prepare an Overnight Kit

If you’re traveling a great distance, and plan on staying overnight or nights, then you need to come ready with everything that your pet will need and might need during the travel.

Stock a kit with food, water bottles, medicine (if applicable), first-aid, and a toy. Also, it is best to keep your pet in their cage or kennel as much as possible during the duration of the move; experts say this will help them to adjust to your new home better when you let them out, versus being confused at every stop you make during your trip.

2. Inform Your Vet

You will need to inform your Veterinarian that you are moving for a few reasons: the first is a courtesy, let them know that they are losing a patient. The second, is so they can gather and provide you with any of your pet’s important shot records, medical history, and the medicines they might be taking.

This will make things easier on you and your pet when you move to your new city and switch veterinarians.

3. Update Tags

This is one of those little things that I think we can tend to forget. When you move you need to update your dog and cat’s tags so that if they run away the person that finds them can return them safely back to you.

If you are a little more futuristic and have had your pet microchipped, then you will need to update their microchip information with your new address and phone number.

4. Find Another Vet

Finding a veterinarian that you trust with your pet is important. Do a local Google Search for the Veterinarians in town and do a little research before picking one.

Most search engine sites offer a place to view an organization’s reviews, if you cannot find any, then check to verify and research the vet you are considering.

5. Prepare Your New Home

Lastly, and this is important, get your new house ready before letting your pet free from its kennel. This will allow your pet to make the transition a lot easier on your pet if you wait to let them roam free.

Like we’ve already said, the unfamiliar might cause your pet to act abnormal, if you make things as familiar as possible for them it will help them better adjust to everything that is going on.

We hope you enjoyed today’s post! Until next time, keep loving our city!

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