What A Long Distance Moving Process Means For Your Pets

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What A Long Distance Moving Process Means For Your Pets
What A Long Distance Moving Process Means For Your Pets

Long Distance Moving Process Means For Your Pets

Long distance moves are hard. They are hard on you and equally as hard on your pet. There is a need to take measures to make sure that your pet is not stressed during the moving process. Of course, you will need to make sure that you work with a pet-friendly moving company because they will know what to do to make sure that your pet is comfortable at all times.

Let’s take a look at what a long distance move means for your pet.

Long hours with minimal movements

If your pets have been used to moving freely around the house all day, then the moving process will mean that they will have to make do with very little movements.

They will obviously not like this; hence it is important that you start preparing them early. You can start with a long drive a week or so before moving day to see how they respond to staying in the car for long hours.

A different environment

This will usually not be a problem for many pets as long as they see a familiar face once they have settled in the new location. In fact, your dogs will be happy to sniff around and explore the new environment when you take them out for a walk.

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A new home

Just like it is with humans, pets will also need some time to adjust to the new environment. Expect some behavioral change in the first few weeks as they run around the back yard looking for their new favorite spot. They could also take some time to get used to their new quarters, especially if your new house is different from your old one.

A new vet

After a long distance move, you will probably end up finding a new vet. Your pet will need to adjust to this new vet. Usually, this is not a problem because vets know how to make pets feel comfortable around them. It’s however a good idea to make sure you are present during the first few trips until they are comfortable enough for you to leave them together.

New pet sitters and walkers

Long distance moves will mean that you can’t get pet sitting and walking services from your usual service providers. Just like it is with vets, your pets will need to get used to these new people before you can leave them together.

New pet food

Moving to a new country could mean that you no longer have access to your pet’s favorite treats simply because they are not available in the market. Take some time to explore the options available and see how your pets will respond to them before picking a favorite. Here are some tips for dogs and cats.

A long distance move might be hard on you. However, there is no reason why it should be hard for your furry family member. You only need to take a few steps to prepare them for the move and who knows? They might even find the move refreshing.

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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