Moving with Pets to/from Jacksonville – Help is Here!
While moving can be one of life’s most challenging events – it can also be stressful for our furry friends. We have the best of intentions to do what is right for our pets, but in the midst of packing, labeling and sorting, our pets may unintentionally be neglected.
Stewart Moving & Storage offers you some handy tips to accomplish that moving transition with ease.
KEEPING LIFE NORMAL AS POSSIBLE
Whether you have a cat, dog or curious monkey, try your best to keep life as normal as possible for them during your move.
Choose which familiar room you would like to pack up last and keep your furry friend(s) happy by allowing them to cohabitate there. When moving day arrives, keep your door closed and try to keep the area as quiet as possible. This will ensure that your furry pals will not become spooked and plan their escape. If you are not able to maintain the solitude needed, ask a friend to pet sit for the day. Problem solved.
PRACTICE USING THAT CRATE
Since many pets are not accustomed to being inside a crate (no matter how large or small) or even a car, you can help your loyal pals become acclimated before the big day.
Begin by placing Fido’s food inside the crate, leaving the door open or closed – assuring they will get used to the idea and maybe even like this new mealtime process. It wouldn’t hurt to throw in a treat or two.
Take your best pal with you on short road trips, too – hopefully the crate will be more familiar to them as you take them along on brief outings: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/moving-your-pet
CHECK THE ESSENTIALS
All responsible pet owners know the importance of updating their furry companion’s identification tags – also follow up on microchipping, should Fido lose his/her collar. It is key to remember that all I.D. tags should display the phone number and address, especially in the event that one of these personal aspects changes.
Your furball, pony, pig or ferret relies on you to take care of them and whether you are moving in or out of Jacksonville, Florida – research health certificate requirements for your new destination. The health certificate is basically a description of your pet with documentation of Fido’s current inoculations. The health authorities are required to verify that your pet (s) is free from infectious diseases.
Did you know that health certificates are required to be at hand for dogs and horses in almost all states and nearly half are required for cats, birds and other pets? Avoid any complications by doing your homework – quick and painless.
PET TRAVEL LIST
- Pet’s food & water dishes
- Can opener
- Favorite toys
- Paper towels or newspapers
- Pooper scooper & plastic bags
- Sedative – if prescribed by veterinarian
- Flea/tick repellant for those rural area stops
Stewart Moving & Storage wants your move to be stress-free, reminding you they are available to answer any questions you may have: https://stewartmovingandstorage.com/contact-us/
Here’s to your new adventure…