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Prepping Your Pet for a Move to Hackensack

Cats Exploring Moving Day BoxesFor you and your pet, moving to Hackensack may be both exciting and stressful. That is why it is critical to assist your pet in preparing for the relocation; doing as much as you can in advance. Even a short distance transfer can disturb your pet’s routine and sense of security, and large changes can be especially taxing on your furry family member. To make your pet’s transition as easy as possible, here are some recommendations for getting them ready for the big day.

Plan Ahead

It’s best to start preparing for a move with a pet as soon as possible. You’ll need a plan to take care of a few crucial issues ahead of time to guarantee the relocation goes smoothly. Make sure your pet’s license, tags, and microchip information are up to date, for example. It’s also a good idea to arrange an appointment with your veterinarian to ensure that your pet is healthy and that you have all of the meds they require. However, if your pet isn’t fond of the vet’s office, try not to plan appointments too soon to the move.

Stick to Routines

Animals are creatures of habit, and they thrive on routine. The turmoil of moving, particularly the weeks leading up to and following the move, can be quite stressful for them. Try to maintain your normal routine as you begin to pack for your relocation. This is particularly crucial for dogs, who, if ignored, may become agitated or destructive. Continue to take your walks and offer them meals at the same times every day as much as possible, and make time for play as well.

Introduce Their Crate Early

If your pet must spend time in a crate or kennel as part of your move, this can be quite unpleasant, especially if they don’t normally sleep in one. One of the greatest methods to get your pet ready for the transfer is to introduce the crate weeks ahead of time and have them associate it with good things. Encourage them to explore the crate, for example, and reward them with sweets when they do. This will prevent your pet from becoming overly fearful on the big day.

Include Comfort Items

The smells and sounds of home are irresistible to pets. You can bring those sensory toys with you and keep them with your pet to help them stay calm during the transfer. Keep a favorite blanket or pet bed with your pet during the transfer. In stressful situations, a beloved toy or even a piece of your clothes can provide comfort to a pet. Also, keep your pet’s food, treats, and water separate from the rest of your belongings and have them with you before, during, and after the relocation.

Create a Safe Space

When the big day approaches, you might want to set aside a special area for your pet. Keeping pets in a quiet room or a fenced yard is recommended because they can grow anxious and run away during a relocation. You might also consider asking a friend or family member to look after your pet throughout the move to alleviate the stress and chaos for them. You may help control your pet’s stress while also keeping them out from underfoot by providing a safe place for them to reside throughout the relocation.


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