Things to Consider When Relocating with Pets
Like humans, pets too take their time to adapt to the new environment, after being in comfort in their used place. But the more important aspect is that you should be prepared in every aspect especially with regards to pets while relocating.
The following tips would help the pet owner to make a cautious and careful planning especially when moving with pets around.
Familiarity with Pet Rules & Regulations:
It is important to understand the rules and regulations related to pets in the community or the apartment to which the family is relocating to. Based on the association guidelines, additional vaccinations might need to be administered to the pet and the associated medical reports should be submitted in the association to permit the pets in the community.
Finding New Veterinarian:
Pets require as high attention as human babies and it is important to find the qualified professional veterinarian in the area near to the new accommodation so that the regular vaccinations and medications for the pets can be carried out as usual without any interruptions.
Meeting with Existing Veterinarian:
In case the new place is in a long distance, pets might find it difficult to travel. For this purpose, many of the vet, usually administer a medication that makes the travel easy. The technological advancement also enables to fit in microchip which helps to easily find out the missing pets, especially in a area which is totally new to them especially in case of relocation.
It is also important to collect the all the relevant medical records that was maintained by the pet’s existing vet before moving out of the existing location.
Pets Collar Information Update:
If the pet has a microchip embedded, it is important to update the new address in the software database. Even the change in address and telephone number should be updated in the tag surrounding the pet’s collar, which will help them to reach home in case they get lost in the new community.
Planning the Travel:
For pets’ which has the capacity to help their boss in the day to day activities, it is recommended to involve them in the process of packaging rather than packing overnight and leaving the current place. This ensures the pet that things are normal.
The other important aspect to be planned is the actual travel of the pets. It is recommended to have the pets by the side of the people rather than putting them aside with the travel packages. This keeps the pet in a safe and secured state of mind.