By / OVM TEAM
Moving Company Shares Tips for Moving with Pets
5 Ways to Make Moving In the Outaouais Easier for Pet Owners
Moving in the Outaouais area can be a stressful time on you and your pets. Hiring a local moving company that knows the area can help decrease that stress. Here are some great tips for relocating with your pets for a smooth, stress-free transition.
Keep Your Pets Away from the Action
Social pets like dogs and some cats love to be around people—even in the middle of all the moving fun. Although it’s great that you have a friendly pet, it’s also very distracting for moving companies, and your pet’s safety is at risk. Ask a friend or family member to look after your pet on the big day. If no one is available, leave your cat or dog in a room that’s out of the way. For nervous pets, you should pick the quietest spot in the house so they can relax. Your pets and your moving company will both appreciate this.
Update Their Address
You’re not the only one that needs to update your address. If you have a pet that wears tags, has a microchip, or needs to be registered, visit a veterinarian when moving to the Outaouais area, and update them on your pet’s new residence.
Take Them to Their New Home in Your Vehicle
Make your pets’ first trip to the house as comfortable as possible by taking them in a familiar vehicle. This will help to ease the stress of a long day, and help your pet adjust to their new surroundings. Don’t let your pet’s first experiences in your new area be with a stranger instead of with their best friend!
Unfortunately, Not All Pets Can Move with You
Smaller pets like Guinea pigs and fish respond very poorly to stress and moving can be traumatizing and possibly fatal. Sometimes it’s better for you and your pet to part ways, especially if you are traveling a long distance to the new home. For example, if you’re moving from Perth to the Outaouais, you should consider finding a new home for a small pet that is much closer.
Have Your Pet Secured At All Times
Make sure your pet is wearing tags and stays in a crate or cat carrier during the move. With people moving in and out of your home all day, it would be easy for a cat or dog to slip out the door and run away. The last thing you need to be doing on an already busy day is chasing your pet around the neighborhood. This way, you’ll know where they are at all times, and your helpers won’t need to worry about them.
By following these tips you, your pets and the movers will have a smooth, stress-free transition into your new home, setting you up for a fresh start in a new area and giving you lots of time to unpack.