The No-Fuss Guide to Moving With a Pet

The No-Fuss Guide to Moving With a Pet

 

As tough as moving day is on humans (“Lift with your knees!” “Don’t put that there!” “Where’s the toilet paper?!”), our pets have an even harder time. Their usual environment starts changing around them, and then they are suddenly thrust into a new one. Not to mention, pets are extremely good at picking up on our moods, so they’re sharing all the stress we carry while we prep, pack, and settle.

 

So how do we make this process easier on our furry friends? Here are a few tips:

 

Before Your Move

 

  • Research your market to get a sense for pet-friendly neighborhoods and what you can afford.
  • Make a pet moving kit that includes pet bowls, food, and other essentials you’ll need right away in your new place.
  • Research tips specific to your pet - moving with a dog can come with different challenges than moving with a cat.
  • Learn how to select a sitter for days you need your pet out from under foot.
  • Make plans to board your pet or hire a Sparky Steps pet sitter for moving day.

 

On Moving Day

 

 

Once You’re In

 

  • Scent can help your pet relax in the new place.
  • If they’re anxious, CBD might help calm their nerves.
  • Keep an eye out for any stress-related health problems that might crop up, and see a vet if necessary.

 

Focus on giving your furry friend lots of love throughout your move. Ultimately, you’re their number one source of comfort and security. Show them that your new space is safe, and soon they’ll be right at home.

 

Written by Aurora James

 

Photo Credit: Unsplash

 

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