Moving is plenty stressful for people, so can you imagine what your furry friend may be feeling as the process unfolds? If you’re moving with pets, you may be wondering how to make the process of relocating to a new environment easier on your pets. We’ve got answers! Check out our top tips for stress-free moving with pets below.

Contact Your Vet

When preparing for your move, your first thought may not be to call your vet, but it’s important to do so. In addition to being able to provide you with your pet’s medical records and any medications, your vet may be able to provide you with useful information about reducing stress during a move and might even recommend a trustworthy vet in your new neighborhood.

Pack Gradually

Aside from making the packing process easier and less stressful, packing slowly and gradually is helpful to your pet. When they sense a ton of activity and changes all at once, it can trigger stress and anxiety, and doing a few boxes at a time is a great way to reduce the fear your pet may feel.

Move Your Belongings First and Your Pet Second

On moving day, it’s a good idea to keep your pet at another location to reduce the chances of them running off or being in the way of your household movers. Ask a friend or family member if they’d be able to watch your pet for the day, then pick up your furry friend after all of your boxes and belongings have been moved to your new location.

Pack an Essentials Kit

Just as you should pack a kit with everything you’ll need during your move and for the first few days before everything is unpacked, you should prepare an essentials bag for your pet. Be sure to include food, water, treats, toys, and dishes, as well as any medication your pet requires. 

Interested in more tips to make your move easier? Get in touch with the experienced movers at Arnoff today. As a family-owned business, we pride ourselves on quality service tailored to your needs, and we’d love to help you enjoy a stress-free relocation. Call or complete our online quote form to request additional information and a no-cost, no-obligation estimate of moving costs.