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Today we are talking about the top 5 tips for moving with your pet. Summer can mean pools & beaches, but it's also a time when a lot of families move to a new house or new city. Moving can be equally stressful on people and on their pets especially because unusual or unexpected activity can cause a lot of anxious feelings. These challenges won’t disappear with a snap of your finger, but below are some tips that might make your adorable companion acclimate better to their new home.
1. Keep the same schedule. Try to feed and walk your pet at the usual time. Having a sense of routine will help your pet to acclimate quicker.
2. House 1st; Pet 2nd. Move as much as you can into your new home before introducing them. Confine them to a quiet room or section of the house until they get comfortable in their new surroundings. Also make sure to introduce familiar objects for them to play with and snuggle.
3. Prepare an “overnight kit”. Having a bag already packed with enough kitty litter, dog food, toys, grooming tools, etc. will keep your pet’s comfortable during the first few days of unpacking and it will help keep you sane.
4. Talk to your vet. Make sure to inform your vet if you are leaving the area so you can take any records or get any necessary prescriptions prepared ahead of time. Also see if they can recommend another vet in your new neighborhood.
5. Know your pet. Some species are more prone to stress than others. If you are traveling a long distance, fish, birds, and guinea pigs are very susceptible to stress (by both movement and displacement).
If you plan on moving or have any questions about your pet's health, please contact Animal Health Center at (914) 941-4904 to make an appointment with one of our veterinary professionals.