Relocating and moving to a new place is always a huge task. What might not be acceptable for you is leaving your pet behind: and there is absolutely no reason for doing that. First, you care for your pet and want to ensure safety and good health when moving. Secondly, you might have to observe the rules and regulations related to the pet in the city, state or country they are moving to.
Also, once you are through with relocation, ensure to make the pet familiarize with the new environment. Therefore, there are preparations to do before, during and after moving.
And based on some rules and regulations, or seasons (during unfortunate outbreaks, for instance) you might have to leave your pet behind altogether. For instance, some regulations bar anyone from moving certain pets or animals into a given country or state, e.t.c. An example is dogs because they are the main cause of rabies.
In regard to outbreaks, you might have to consider rescheduling the moving of your pet or family altogether.
Besides these, there could be denial of the flights or trains or trucks that may make you to leave the pet altogether. Other situations include the airport authorities refusing to release your pet so you can travel.
Here are tips for moving or relocating with your pet
- Schedule a check-up: Besides tip number one of checking whether you are allowed to move to the new target location with your pet, schedule a check-up and consult the vet if you require taking any pre-cautions. Take the required vaccinations for the pet and even certification if that’s necessary.
- Collar should be comfortable: In addition, it should be tagged. The tag should indicate your name and address on it.
- Travel with leash and collars with your dogs: Ensure to carry a litter pan, a scooper and plastic bags for cats when doing pet relocation, which allows the pet to have food normally.
Therefore, have enough and good food for the pet always when traveling.
- Carry first aid kit: This will allow you to attend to the pet when there is need to, and in case something wrong happens when traveling.
- Check if the company has a professional pet carrier: Check that the carrier does not have internal protrusion, sharp edges, gripes or sturdy handles.
Ensure it has space where the pet can stand and move freely, as well as proper ventilation and ability to be locked in a safe and secure manner.
- Check rules and regulations of moving pets by air: Besides this, ensure the airline provides a container or just make personal arrangements for it.
- Introduce the pet to new home and let it be comfortable on reaching the new home.
- Let the animal return to its daily exercise schedule and feeding.
- Try positioning the pet’s toy, bed, and bowls in the same way it was at your previous house.
- Introduce the pet to new neighbors after pet relocation.