Your Vancouver Mover knows that for Vancouver movers, moving can be a difficult task. You have to pack a ton of boxes, sort through all of your belongings, changes you address, and much more. If you are moving with a pet, you have another obstacle on your hands.

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Moving with a pet can be difficult. It is important to understand how to make the transition easier for your furry friend.

HERE ARE SOME HINTS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR PET.

PACKING WITH PETS

Animals are not always great with change, especially cats.

As you’re packing, Your Mover suggests to make sure to leave your animal in one room. This room needs to remain intact until the last minute. Keep them in a comfortable setting that is familiar to them to reduce overall stress.

  • If animals see you putting all of your belongings into boxes, they’ll sense that something is going on and stress over it because they will not understand.

When packing up the moving truck, make sure your animals are kept in a quiet room or at a friend’s house so they aren’t tempted to make a getaway or get underfoot.

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TRAVELING WITH PETS

If you are moving long distance, the trip itself can be an issue for pets.

If you have a short move, dogs will be excited for a ride in the car and will likely do fine with it.

However, cats are not typically used to being in crates or cars unless they are going to a vet.

  • In the weeks leading up to the trip, put your pets occasionally in their crate. Take them on short drives to get them comfortable with it.

Your Mover suggests that when you get them out of the crate, give them a treat so they know that a reward comes along with the crate.

ARRIVING AT YOUR NEW HOME WITH PETS

When you arrive at your new home, your pets are going to be overwhelmed.

  • Let your pet enter one room first where you have put all of their toys, water, food, and litter box if necessary.

This room will become “home” to them, initially. Let them get comfortable and gate them into this space so they can remain there as you move things in.