Moving Your Pets

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Humans aren't the only ones getting stressed out from a move. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe, calm and out of the way until you're home.

There's a lot to think about and plan for when it comes to moving, but one thing that you're likely to be particularly concerned about is any pets that you might have. The following are a few tips on what to do with your pets to ensure that they don't get in the way of your move and to ensure that they aren't negatively affected (pets can get quite nervous during a move, after all).

  • What to do with your dog - Dogs tend to adjust to new homes relatively easily as long as you're around. However, you'll want to get a friend or family member to take care of your dog or board them on moving day so that they don't get in the way of the movers. Additionally, they may get stressed out at the sight of strangers walking through your home and taking everything out. Once you've moved into your new home, make sure you stick to their old routine (taking them out to the bathroom or taking them out for walks at the same time you typically do these things) so that they can get used to their new environment quicker.
  • What to do with your cat - Cats get stressed out easily as a result of sudden change. Try to keep their eating and sleeping areas unchanged for as long as possible until the last possible second. If you can, keep them in a closed off space while the movers load your things, such as in the bathroom, along with food, water, and their litter box. If you're moving locally, you might want to consider boarding your cat for the day. If you're driving a long distance, you will want to get a carrier.
  • What to do with your small animals or birds - You will need to get a small travel crate or carrier for any small animals (such as rodents) or birds you have. If you're moving a long distance, take your bird on a test drive first so that they can get used to being in the car.

These tips should help you figure out what to do with your pets so that they aren't negatively affected by your move and so that they don't get in the way. If you need to schedule a professional moving service in West Palm Beach, FL, then be sure to contact us at Brandon Transfer & Storage today.

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