If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, or even if you’re the top realtor in Las Vegas, it’s always good to brush up on important real estate processes.
If you think moving homes is rough on you, imagine how your pet feels. Here are some tips on moving with your animal family members:
Make sure you have everything they need.
Be sure your new home is pet-friendly. Pet-proof harmful areas where you can. For a detailed list of how to pet-proof each room, check this out: https://www.americanhumane.org/fact-sheet/pet-proofing-your-home/.
Ask your veterinarian or local pet shop what you need to ensure a safe move.
Find a new vet near you and ask your vet if they can transfer your pet’s medical info to your new vet. Update collar tags with new addresses and phone numbers if needed. Make sure you will have access to food, water, cleaning supplies, and necessary utilities at the new place well in advance.
Move out gradually.
Pets rely on consistency and know when a big change is about to occur. When they see you stacking boxes as their environment completely diminishes around them, they might get a little antsy. Try packing and loading gradually so they don’t freak out.
For tips on moving with dogs and cats without scaring them, click here.
Make sure they have supplies for the trip.
Whether by car or by plane, you want to make sure it’s a comfy ride for your pet. Be sure they have ample food, water, and chances to go to the bathroom. And if they have legs, treat them to some walking breaks. It will be easier on everyone.
Helpful prep tips for transporting pets by air here.
Maintain a routine.
New environments are stressful for pets, so once at the new place try to recreate their old environment to the best of your ability. Make sure you isolate the pet in a safe area where they can get acclimated without getting overwhelmed by unloading everything. The ASPCA calls this the “home base:” https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/moving-your-pet. Walk and feed them at the same times you normally would. Everything will be good as normal to them soon enough.
Give them love.
Pets have a harder time adapting to new homes than humans do. If they make a mess at the new place or have a change in energy that makes it hard for you, understand that they are doing their best. Give your family members some much-needed cuddles and kisses. They are one of the most crucial parts of transitioning your new house into your new home.
We hope these tips help you and your pet move with ease! Want to learn more from someone on Our Team? Feel free to Contact Us. We're happy to help.