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3 Tips for Moving with Pets

by Vivienne Sinkow 01/11/2019

Getting a cat, dog or other pets ready for an upcoming move sometimes can be tricky. Fortunately, we're here to help you and your pet enjoy a quick, seamless transition to a new address.

Now, let's take a look at three moving tips that every pet owner needs to know.

1. Prepare Your Pet's Records

If you're moving far away from your current address, you likely will need to find a new veterinarian in the near future. As such, it pays to prepare your pet's records today to avoid potential problems down the line.

Ask your current veterinarian for a copy of your pet's records. By doing so, you'll have these records readily available for your new veterinarian once you reach your new address.

2. Help Your Pet Manage Stress

Moving is stressful, even for a pet. However, there are many simple ways to help your pet alleviate stress throughout the moving process.

For example, keeping your pet away from movers may prove to be exceedingly valuable. If a pet sees familiar furniture and other items leaving your home, he or she may start to feel worried. On the other hand, spending extra time with your pet while movers pick up your belongings may help you pet minimize stress on moving day.

3. Protect Your Pet While Traveling

Keep your pet in a crate while you're driving to your new home – you'll be glad you did. It is unsafe for your pet to roam free in your car, especially if you're going to be on the road for several hours. Conversely, if you keep your pet in a crate, you'll help him or her remain safe for the duration of your journey.

If you are traveling by airplane, ensure your pet has met all necessary airline requirements. In addition, pick up a pet crate and consult with a veterinarian before your flight.

For those who need extra assistance with navigating the moving process, it often helps to work with a real estate agent. In fact, this housing market professional can help you and your pet overcome myriad moving day pitfalls.

A real estate agent can offer expert insights into what it takes to move with a pet. He or she also can provide comprehensive support as you prepare for a move and respond to any moving day concerns or questions that you may have.

Of course, a real estate agent can help you buy or sell a house as well. For homebuyers, a real estate agent can provide details about homes located near dog parks and other pet-friendly venues. Meanwhile, for home sellers, a real estate agent will make it easy to generate plenty of interest in your house so that you can get the best price for it.

Are you and your pet ready to move? Use the aforementioned moving tips, and you and your pet should have no trouble completing a successful relocation.

About the Author

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Vivienne Sinkow
Vivienne is a 28yr Naples resident having lived and opened retail businesses in Monte Carlo, Atlantic City, and Naples. She has been a realtor since 2001 and has garnered many referrals from her clients. A passionate realtor concerned only with finding you the very best home for your needs and budget she will be with you every step of the way. She is extremely knowledgeable about SW Florida watching it grow from 1989 and familiarising herself with each community from inception. Her longevity in the business has introduced her to many other related professionals who will advise you on loans, insurance and contractors. Vivienne has also assisted many buyers with renovations and has experience in new construction having spent 1 yr on site selling luxury high rise condominiums. You need a realtor who listens, understands your lifestyle and can pinpoint communities of interest to you at lightening speed without wasting your valuable time. Her past clients know when she lists your property she will endeavour to sell at the best value taking into consideration your home's upgrades and comparing it to the general market value not just the last sold price in your community. Its why she has so many repeat and referred clients, trust and integrity count.