So how do we move safely with an animal? With the help of some expert advice, here are our top tips for moving house with a pet.
Maintain their routines
Keeping to your animal’s routine allows them a certain amount of security and control over what can be a changeable situation. Try and keep walks, feeding and rest times consistent throughout the relocation period. If possible, it is best to leave your animal with a familiar friend, family member, cattery or kennel for the few days over the move. This will help alleviate anxiety for the animal and keep to their routine while you unpack and settle into your new home.
If you are moving a long distance and your animal does not travel well, always seek advise from your vet. If you are relocating internationally contact a reputable pet relocation company and allow plenty of time for paperwork before you move. Depending on your destination location there may be detailed documentation and requirements including vaccinations and health checks.