The following is a guest post, contributed by John at MovingFC.com. Thanks, John!
Are you a pet owner who is looking for a new home or will be moving to a new one soon? Unfortunately, your moving experience is about to become a few times more complicated as you would need to figure out a way to move your beloved pets as well. In an infographic created by Moving FC, you can learn the basics of moving your dogs before, during, and after the move.
Before the Move
Research is a vital step before the actual move takes place. For example, you need to make sure the new home you are moving to is pet-friendly. For some places, the landlord or building management may only permit pets that aren’t bigger than a specified size limit. Other places may require you to register your pets first before they are allowed in. Make sure you do your research and ensure there won’t be any problems of having your dogs in the residence. Another important step is to also keep tabs of local regulations. When you are moving in between states or even when you are moving out of the country, one important document to have is your dogs health certificate. This provides proof that your dog is free of any transferable diseases and sickness.
During the Move
When the move is taking place, there are plenty of reasons for your dog to get stressed out. Whether that is due to being in a strange new environment or because you are no longer following the daily routine, there are certain steps that can be taken by the dog owner to reduce their pets stress level by as much as possible. For example, while boxes and furniture are being moved out, the dog owner should either keep the dog in a secure, quiet room or board them at a pet-friendly hotel or kennel.
After the Move
Once you have settled into your new home, make sure you give your dog plenty of time to adjust to his/her new surroundings. You might want to start off introducing the new house one room at a time. Otherwise, your dog may feel overwhelmed. You should also check-in with the new vet and see if there are any lingering health issues that your dog may have been affected by as a result of the move.
As a responsible pet owner, taking these steps make the big move less stressful for the dogs. When you are researching to buy or rent new homes, it also doesn’t hurt to reach out to real estate agents in order to find the most appropriate pet-friendly homes in the region.