People are moving house on a more and more frequent basis in the modern world. Therefore, you are going to have to do more to make sure that when you have pets, you are able to move with them without too much trouble. However, before you can actually move your pet, there is plenty of prep work that you need to do. There is also plenty that can go wrong. By learning about the most common mistakes, you will also ensure that you are going to avoid making them and falling into the traps that are already laid out.
Not checking if the new place accepts pets
To begin with, if you are moving into a new rental property, you will need to look closely at their policy of accepting pets or not. Ultimately, this will allow you to see whether your furry friend is allowed into the place initially. If you have not checked this, it may lead to you invalidating the rental agreement. In the worst-case scenario, it could lead to a situation where you are going to have to find a new place entirely.
Not registering for a new vet
If you are moving to a place that is relatively close by, this probably means you are going to stick with the same vet. However, if you are traveling over a longer distance, this means that a new vet may be on the cards. Therefore, you need to start the registration process with a new vet sooner rather than later. This is worthwhile as there could well be some research involved, as well as the need to enquire to see if they have any space available.
Not preparing your pet for the move
While you can’t do everything to get your pet ready for your move, you can take a few steps, such as ensuring they are used to the carrier. You could also take them out on a few shorter car journeys if they are not used to being in a moving vehicle, as this could help to give them a greater sense of calm when the big move comes. At the same time, you could also do other prep work, such as checking out pet transport or a pet taxi service.
Not preparing the new place
You could also think about the new place and how you can better prepare for this. Pets tend to be creatures of habit and are more than likely to feel disoriented by the move. Therefore, you should make sure to prepare a space for them with all their favorite things. You should also set aside some time when you can to provide greater reassurance too.
All of these are among the different steps that are more than worth considering when you are moving with your pet, as they can help to ensure everything goes much more smoothly than it otherwise would. Ultimately, these should all be possible for you.