Moving with Pets Tips and Guide
Moving companies will not transport anything living. If you
plan to move with your pets, they will be your sole responsibility.
Unless you are traveling a very long distance, it is recommended
that your pets accompany you in your car. It provides more
sense of security for yourself and your beloved pet.
If your pet, especially your cat, isn't used to car travel,
take it on short rides around the block several weeks beforehand
and then gradually increase the distance. This will help condition
your cat to the space in your car and more importantly, to
the motion of the car. Train your pet to sit still and not
move around. Too much fidgeting may cause injury to your pet
once the car is running.
However, some pets may never become accustomed. Consult your
veterinarian about medication or sedatives to reduce or eliminate
motion sickness, constant agitation and crying.
Make sure each of your pets has their proper collar with
ID and rabies tag. Also have all of their health documents
in one convenient place. You'll need to pack a "suitcase"
for your pet.
If you're planning to stop at a hotel/motel along the way,
call ahead to find out which ones permit pets. Make reservations
as opposed to stumbling upon one on the road. Have leashes
on hand to move your pet from the car.
On The Road with Pets
Avoid feeding or giving your pets water for several hours
before your drive. It is important that you are attentive
to your pets' well-being. If they are uncomfortable in any
way, make a stop. Remember to leash them before letting them
out of the car.
Plan on making frequent stops for feeding and resting. Plan
on feeding your pets either once daily or a couple of small
meals during rest stops.
Never leave your pets in the car alone. It is against the
law. However, if you must, remember to open the windows halfway
and to lock the doors. Do not leave it alone for too long.
This guide is for informational purposes only. For professional
advice on pet moving, please seek the attention of a qualified
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