Moving in itself is demanding, so what more when you have pets to take care of? You won’t be able to explain to them why you need to move and they might feel uneasy about the sudden changes. With the necessary preparations, however, you can have a hassle-free move.
Here’s a short guide to help you:
Mind All Your Items Before the Move
Keep your boxes out of reach. If possible, seal them immediately to avoid your pets from taking out small items that could be a choking hazard. If packing is taking longer than expected, it’s best to pay for storage. Perth and other cities in WA have many storage companies, so you won’t have a problem finding one that fits your budget.
Thoroughly Prepare Before the Move
Travelling with pets is similar to travelling with children; you need to give them extra attention. Even the most obedient pet might run away from unfamiliar surroundings. If they don’t usually wear collars and ID tags, then you have to make them get used to it before the move. The same goes with pet carriers (for small pets) and leashes (for larger pets).
Some pets can sleep the entire duration of the move, while others become restless because of their motion sickness. Visit the vet for feeding recommendations and prescribed medications, so they won’t feel sick during the journey. Prepare a small kit for their needs, like medicine and food, as well.
Take a Break for Long-Distance Moves
For long-distance moves, won’t it be better to sleep on a comfortable bed than a moving vehicle? Book a pet-friendly hotel, so you and your pets can rest well for the night. Rest stops are important, as well. Stay for at least 15 minutes for eating, drinking and potty breaks.
Make your move less stressful for you and your pet. Remember that thorough preparation helps, so don’t skip on the points mentioned on this guide.