Necessities To Pack For Your Pet If Transporting Them By Yourself

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Necessities To Pack For Your Pet If Transporting Them By Yourself
Necessities To Pack For Your Pet If Transporting Them By Yourself

What is the Necessities To Pack For Your Pet If Transporting Them By Yourself?

When moving to new house, many pet owners will opt to hire a mover who can assist them with the process. However, there are cases where you are not in a position to hire a moving company or the one able to meet your budget does not move pets. So what do you do especially when you are just about to undertake a long distance move? The answer to this question is that you will have to move your pet yourself.

As you prepare to do this, below are necessities you must pack for your pet before you hit the road:

Enough food

Your pet needs to continue with its normal life regardless of the fact that you are moving to a new location. One of the best ways to guarantee this sense of continuity is to ensure that your pet eats normally as it would on a normal day at home. Do therefore; carry as much food as possible for the pet so that you do not skip meal-times. You may be tempted to carry just enough food for the projected time of travel but this is not a good idea. You may experience challenges on the road and end up taking longer on your journey than earlier anticipated. So to be safe, carry excess food so that no matter what happens, your pet will not become famished.

Pet’s medicine

Moving to a new location is not challenging for humans alone, pets can also suffer from fatigue, which can make them fall sick. It is therefore to have some antibiotics and multivitamins for the pet to use either during the journey or after arriving to your new home. In addition, make sure that you pack any other medicine that the pet has been taking on a daily basis before the day of travel so that you can ensure continuity of the medication as required.

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Enough of water

You pet will need water during the move. Ensure that you have enough bottles of water since you might not be sure how long the journey might take. Additionally, different pets have diverse water needs.

A familiar blanket

Carrying a familiar blanket for the pet to use during the day of the move is a great way to keep the pet comfortable and warm. This familiar item will also help to minimize stress levels because it makes the pet feel that it has not changed environments.


Pack towels for your pet to use in case of fatigue during the journey that can trigger stomach upsets. Having enough pairs of towels, when making a long distance move, is a great way to prepare for any eventualities. The towels will come in handy if there are potty or stomach upsets accidents.

How well you prepare your pet for the move will dictate the success of your relocation. Even when you are hiring a mover for the task, you will still need to pack enough necessities for the pet to use during the journey.

Joe Webster
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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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