Moving day is stressful enough without pets, but if you do have a cat or a dog that you’re afraid of getting out, you’ll have to prepare beforehand. When you hire Daymakers, your moving day will run stress-free, so don’t create stress by trying to figure out what to do with Fluffy at the last minute! Here are some tips that will make your moving day much smoother with your pets.
What do you normally do with Buster when you go on vacation? Do you have family or friends that are willing to watch him while we efficiently remove your belongings from your house into our truck? Pre-planning will save you a lot of stress and worry when moving day finally arrives.
Locating a new vet also falls under the category of pre-planning. You’ll want to know where the closest vets are and are sure to have your fur-baby’s records transferred over. It’s better to know ahead of time where they will be getting their care.
No Fur-Baby Sitter?
If you really don’t have anyone to keep an eye on your pup or kitty, that’s ok. Daymakers come and handle all of your belongings ourselves. So, you just have to sit back and relax. During this time, hold your dog on a leash or put your cat in its carrying crate and watch us do the hard work. They’ll feel safe with you and might even enjoy watching all of the excitement. They’ll sleep really well later on!
Before you start packing up your pet’s toys, beds, etc. make sure you leave out anything they might want during the drive to your new place or once they arrive in your new living room. For example, if Buddy has a favorite toy – keep that one out to keep him busy in the backseat or while you’re unpacking your things in your new home. Also, keep some treats out and his food if you’re expecting to still be unpacking around dinner time.
Pet-Proof Your New Home
Pet-proofing your new home is super important. Tuck away any electrical cords, cover open outlets, make sure all of your windows have screens, check for any cleaner that may have been left down, etc. Take a look at your house now and apply that to your new one. You don’t want to move in and on the first day there’s an accident!
Dogs and especially cats are going to be a little anxious about leaving their home and entering into a new one – especially the first night. Make sure you establish where you are going to keep their water and food bowl, litter box, treat jar, toy basket, and cat towers before heading to bed on the first night. It’s important that they understand where their things are so they can access them without getting nervous. Allowing them to wander around the house and explore room by room is also a great tactic when you first get to your new home. Let them feel it out and become comfortable with the area.
These are just a few tips that will make your moving experience a little less hectic when it comes to caring for your pup or cat. Keeping them safe and comfortable are the two main points we like to stress, so as long as you have a plan – they’ll be excited to finally hang out with you on the couch later on after a long day.