Moving can be hectic – in the rush of decluttering, organizing and packing it can be easy to forget about your four-legged friend. Moving can be just as stressful for your pet – they are forced to leave behind an environment they are comfortable with and exposed to new sights, people and smells. Here are the 5 things you should do when moving with a pet.

At UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of East Bay, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best moving and storage experience possible. That’s why we provide tips and tricks for all aspects of the moving and storage journey.

Check Local Laws & Restrictions

You may have already taken this into consideration when searching for a new home, but it doesn’t hurt to double check. Making sure of local laws and restrictions can help put your mind at ease when it comes to moving with your companion.

Schedule a Vet Visit Before Moving

Before embarking on your move, a crucial task for pet owners is ensuring that your pet is up-to-date with all necessary vaccinations and medications. You should also request a current copy of their medical records so that your new veterinarian can be aware of your pet’s medication and immunization records as well as any medical conditions or allergies they might have.

Make Boarding Arrangements For Moving Day

On moving day(s), the extra noises and movement in your home can cause unwanted stress for your pet. If you have a friend that your pet is comfortable with, it may be a good idea to ask them to take care of your pet for the duration of your moving day(s). If this isn’t possible, it may be necessary for you to make arrangements for them to stay at a kennel.

Treat Your Pet

Be sure to give your pet tons of love and attention after a move. Treating your pet is an important part of managing their stress and yours as well. Spend time doing an activity you both enjoy and reward them with their favorite treats and/or a new toy!

Create a Comfortable Environment for Your Pet 

The best way to help your pet adjust to their new home is to try and recreate an environment they are comfortable with. Try to have all their bedding, favorite toys, food and similar items set up in a similar way to what they’re accustomed to now. This will help them get adjusted to their new environment in no time. 

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