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April 30, 2024

6 Tips for Moving with Pets: A Guide from Professional Movers in Houston

moving with petsBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is usually a stressful experience, not merely for people but also for household pets. For the furry members of the family, transitioning from one home to a different one might be hectic as it involves adapting to a whole new place without really understanding what is happening. So, how does one help make your family pets comfortable throughout the moving period?
Whether you are moving across the street or perhaps out of the state, adequate planning is needed to ensure your household pets have a happy and less sensitive shift to their new setting.
Here are a few suggestions from professional movers in Houston:

Get your furry friend accustomed to packing materials 

One technique to prepare your family pets for moving is to involve them in the packing process. As opposed to locking them in a space when you arrange items in the residence, allow them to play with the boxes and satisfy their curiosity. Keep in mind that if they do not do this, they are sure to feel anxious, that could lead to stress-related behavior for instance barking, hyperactivity, along with jumping.

Familiarizing your family pets with the moving supplies (including the kinds your moving company in Houston utilizes) likewise helps to reduce disruptions along with resistance, making the shift easy and stress-free.

Stay away from varying your routine

Altering your daily routine if you are preoccupied with packing and organizing could cause anxiousness for your pets, as a result making the moving process more stress filled. It is best to keep their normal routine (as well as yours) the same, including feeding time, walking and playtime, and also baths.

Take into account that moving is stressful for your furry friends as well. It is consequently significant that you exhibit some additional love and patience during the entire period.

Speak to your vet

In the event that moving out of your current location, you'll want to visit your veterinarian, and you will find several reasons why this will be relevant:

· To be sure vaccines are updated

· Obtain needed prescriptions in order to avoid having to make emergency visits to the vet

· Get professional suggestions about how to decrease tension and ease anxiety

· Ask for a suggestion for a new veterinarian in your new local community

· Acquire a copy of your pet’s vet records to take with you

Take the family pet in your automobile

There are certainly secure approaches to carry your domestic pets in the car as your other things get transported in professional movers' vehicles. Regarding smaller animals, place them in a carrier and secure it with a safety belt. For huge pets, such as a larger dog, place them in a kennel in the rear of the automobile.

Don't let your furry friend out

Refrain from opening the kennel unless you are inside your residence. Allow them to investigate their new home and monitor them carefully when first letting them out into your securely fenced yard. Or take them out using a leash in the event you don’t have a secure fence or maybe aren’t certain if there are spots where your pet may escape your yard.

Keep them secluded

Keep your family pets secluded as much as possible until the home is all set up, and everything is where it is intended to be. When they see familiar items like pieces of furniture, they're less inclined to worry. Meanwhile, allow them to study the setting at their own pace. Also, provide them with toys and blankets they are accustomed to to make them feel at home. It won't take long until they are fully adjusted to their new home.

In summary

Like humans, pets possess a unique personality and thus behave in different ways to moving. And because you know your furry friend best, you know how to make their transition to Houston as smooth as possible.


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