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Moving with your Pets

23Aug 2013

These days, lots of people have pets and, when it comes to moving-pets need to be taken care of as well! Different pets will need to be handled according to their own individual needs. Generally, moving with your pets is straight forward task if it is done correctly. Most animals require basic preparation for the move. It makes all the difference to know how your pet should be handled when it comes to moving. You’ll be able to ensure the safety of your pets on your moving day and, your pets will be easier to handle as well. Domestic animals are almost like part of the family and, when you move it is natural to want to ensure that your pets are part of the move as well. Moving into a new home can be disruptive to animals, they have to get used to new surroundings just like you do, so, it makes sense to follow simple steps which will guarantee that your animals can be move without any hassle, or, stress. Choosing the correct Carrier for your petOne of the first things you should do when you plan on moving is to know how your pet will be transported during your move. Animals like cats and, dogs can be easily transported in a carrier. You should make sure that the carrier is not too small for your pet-ideally the carrier should be large enough for your pet to move around in. Once you have chosen the correct sized carrier, you should line the carrier with a blanket. This will ensure that your pet will be comfortable inside the carrier. If your move is a long distance one, you don’t want your pet to be locked inside an uncomfortable carrier for the entire journey. It is not suitable to put more than one pet into a carrier. If you have more than one pet, you should purchase as many carriers as you’ll need for each pet. Make sure that the carrier can be secured correctly. You wouldn’t want to transport your pet in an unsecure carrier, so, check that the lock mechanism on the carrier is secure before you place your pet into it. Checking your pets health before you Move If you know that your pet has any health issues, check with your vet about how you should go about moving with your pet. Some animals may require special medical measures and, it may be easier to move with your pet if they are temporarily sedated. Your vet may suggest this amongst other precautionary measures for the moving process-make sure that your animal’s health won’t be at risk during the moving process by asking your vet about any issues your pet may have. Taking care of your Pet on Moving DayIf you’re able to use a carrier for your pet on your moving, you shouldn’t place you pet into it until you are literally ready to move out. Placing you pet into a carrier for an unnecessarily long period of time will distress the animal. Make sure that your pet has been fed before you move. You should also make sure that your pet has been able to drink some water as well. On the day of your move, you’ll want to ensure that your pet is secure inside your property-there is nothing worse than having to look for your pet on moving day. When you have your pet secured-you’ll be able to get on with other moving related tasks. When you have finished, you’ll be able place you pet into its carrier when you move.

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