imageDo You Have Pets and are in the Middle of a Move? Here's How to Care for them

Do You Have Pets and are in the Middle of a Move? Here's How to Care for them

11Aug 2011

When you are planning a move, there are 1,001 small and big details that need to be ironed out. This is especially true if you have a big house and a big family, with lots of stuff to move. And what if you have pets? In the following sections, we will take a look at how you should care for your pet animals while you are in the middle of moving houses.

Tips to Care for Your Pet during a Move

If you decide to rent out a house
1.    Have someone else take care of your pet during move day.
Once all the movers come in and the chaos ensues, your pet might be stepped on or even knocked over by people who are moving heavy furniture. The best way is to have someone else take care of your pet during the day of the move, so that they will not be traumatized by the flurry of activity.

2.    If you have a pet bird in a cage or even a fish in an aquarium, make sure that you do not lose them in the midst of all the other stuff that you need to move.
Hamsters, birds, small dogs or fish can be kept in a cage during the move - although you still need to make sure that they are out of the way once the movers come in.

3.    For emergency purposes, make sure that your pet has identification.
Does your dog or cat have a name tag or a microchip that you can put on the collar? Put this on them prior to moving day so that they will have some sort of identification in case they get lost. Also, make sure that your new, updated contact information is on the tag.

4.    Pack all your pet's things for transport.
Finally, make sure to pack all of your pet's equipment during the move. If possible, label a separate box so that you can immediately recognize the container and feed or bathe your pet once you all safely moved to your new home.

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