Moving is not only stressful on you, it is stressful for your pet. Here are tips for relocating your pet to ensure a smooth transition.
First and foremost is getting your pet to your new home safely and happily. Make sure you pack the basics for your pet, just like you’d pack an overnight bag. Items should includes food water medicine and any special toys or blankets
If you’re relocating your pet by car, plan for frequent stops for food, water and bathroom breaks. Resist the temptation to feed your pet while you’re in the car. Otherwise you might have an unpleasant accident to deal with somewhere between Roseburg and the Rose City.
According to PetTravelCenter.com, good-to-have items while relocating your pet include a portable kennel, pet travel bowls and any special feeders. They also recommend that your pet’s vaccinations are current. As it’s one less thing you have to worry about when you get to your destination.
Before relocating your pet, ensure he has proper identification. If your pet doesn’t have a tag or a collar and happens to get out it could be difficult for your pet to get back home. If your dog or cat won’t wear a collar, a microchip surgically implanted as the best way to identify a lost pet. Even after your pet gets used to your new neighborhood, a microchip is still the best way to avoid losing your pet. Several animal shelters and other pet centers can scan pets for a microchip to help them return home.
Finding a new veterinarian for your pet should also be at the top of the list. Check with your local pet stores Humane Societies and animal shelters or find a vet through the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association at www.oregonvma.org or in Washington at www.wsvma.org. Neighbors with pets are a great resource and can also give you valuable pet tips specific to your neighborhood. It’s also a great reason to get to know your new neighbors.
If you’d rather leave it up to the professionals Pet Relocation provides personalized door-to-door pickup and delivery of your pet anywhere in the world. www.petrelocation.com