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Prepping Your Pet for a Move to Rexburg

Cats Exploring Moving Day BoxesMoving to Rexburg can be an exciting as well as a stressful time for both you and your pet. That is why it is critical to assist your pet in preparing for the relocation as soon as possible. Even a short distance transfer can disturb your pet’s routine and sense of security, and large changes can be especially taxing on your furry family member. To make your pet’s transition as painless as possible, here are some recommendations for getting them ready for the big day.

Plan Ahead

It’s best to start preparing for a move with a pet as soon as possible. You’ll need a plan to take care of a few key issues ahead of time to guarantee the relocation goes smoothly. Make sure your pet’s license, tags, and microchip information are current, for example. It’s also a good idea to make an appointment with your veterinarian to ensure that your pet is healthy and that you have all of their medicine. However, if your pet isn’t fond of the vet’s office, try not to plan appointments too soon to the move.

Stick to Routines

Animals are routine-loving creatures. The chaos of moving, particularly the weeks leading up to and following the move, can be quite traumatic to them. Try to maintain your normal routine as you begin to pack for your relocation. This is especially true for dogs, who, if ignored, may develop anxiety or become destructive. Maintain as much consistency as possible in your walks and feedings, and schedule time for play as well.

Introduce Their Crate Early

If your pet must spend time in a box or kennel as part of your move, this can be very unpleasant, especially if they don’t normally sleep in one. One of the greatest methods to get your pet ready for the transfer is to introduce the crate weeks in advance and have them associate it with good things. Encourage them to investigate the crate, for example, and reward them with sweets if they do so. This will prevent your pet from becoming overly fearful on the big day.

Include Comfort Items

Pets adore the smells and sounds of their own environment. Bring those sensory toys with you and keep them with your pet to help them stay calm during the transfer. If your pet has a favorite blanket or bed, bring it along on the move. Additionally, a favorite toy or even a piece of your clothes can be used to reassure a pet during tense times. Also, separate your pet’s food, treats, and water and bring them with you before, during, and after the transfer.

Create a Safe Space

When the big day arrives, you might want to consider dedicating a room to your pet. Keeping pets in a quiet room or enclosed yard is recommended because they typically grow anxious and may flee during a relocation. You might also consider asking a friend or family member to look after your pet while you’re moving to help them avoid the stress and bustle. By providing a safe haven for your pet throughout the move, you may assist in alleviating their stress while also keeping them out of harm’s way.


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