Moving With Pets

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Are you a dog owner who will be making the big move soon?  As a dog owner, it is very important to understand that moving won’t just be stressful for you, it will also be a stressful experience for your furry friend.  In the infographic created by Moving FC, you can learn some quick tips and ideas on taking care of your dog before, during, and after the move.

Before the Move

Research is an important part of the moving process.  You would want to make sure that any homes that are added to your shortlist are pet-friendly.  Keep in mind that some places may be listed as pet-friendly but may also enforce restrictions on dog sizes and breeds.  It may sound like common sense but a lot of dog owners forget to check on these very important details so don’t make the same mistake.

Another important tip before the move is to get your dog adjusted to a sturdy travel crate.  A few weeks before the move, start to travel around a little with your dog in the crate so he or she can get more comfortable with being in one.  It is important to invest in a spacious travel crate, especially if you plan on moving long distance.

During the Move

Keep your dog well away from the moving mayhem.  The ideal situation would be to reach out to a friend or family member and ask them to take care of your dog while boxes are being moved out. Otherwise, keep your dog in a safe and secure location where he or she won’t be disrupted by all the moving activity that is taking place.

After the Move

When you have reached your new destination, it is important to check for any potential dog hazards before you introduce your dog to the new home.  For example, household chemicals like detergent should be kept well away from your dog’s reach.

You should also check-in with the new vet and make sure your dog is in a healthy condition.  Moving can take its toll so make it a priority to visit a vet a few days within moving to the new home.

About the Author

Chris Ruben is Founder & CEO of AdoptAShelter.com.