Expert Guidance to Help Your Furry Mate Relocate Smoothly
Relocating is stressful!
Humans are a tough creature who adapt quickly to a new environment. However, they still find it stressful to cope up with a new home. And, when it comes to your furry mates, it gets a little too overboard for them to go through this.
Your pets, be it a bird, dog, hamster or any other creature, are a part of the family too who need to be protected from any terrifying experience. Make sure from your end that this whole experience becomes less stressful for your fur babies. Welcome them to the new home with the same warmth as earlier.
Planning to make the move
For planning pet relocation, the rule of thumb that applies is – the sooner, the better! Whether you are relocating to a neighboring town, a faraway city or an altogether new country, planning needs to be near-perfect.
Assign one member of the family full time to look after all necessary details that you may need to get your pet settled.
Be assured of the laws followed locally
The new place you are shifting to may not have the same rules as you currently live with. Many breeds of animals need clearance to be brought to a new state or country. Although places like the UK aren’t stringent with it, some countries may take a long time to approve your pet.
Your furry kid may have to be quarantined for as long as they don’t approve it, which can be quite traumatizing.
Look for a local vet
Once you know the place, you are shifting to, research and find out a vet nearby. It will help you get them vaccinated or treated if they fall sick during the journey.
Microchipping your pet
New places increase the chances of pets being lost. A microchip installed on their neck with your phone number in the collar will ensure you do not lose them.
Preparing your pet
A new environment or a hectic journey may make your fur babies anxious. They make not take it well altogether. To make sure they find it easy to move, you also need to train, or at the least acquaint them with the new setting.
Send them for pet-sitting
Your pet has been with you all this while. A sudden uncalled for distancing may not go down well with them. To acquaint them with this, leaving them with the pet-sitter for a few hours every day will be a good start.
Get them used to the transportable crate
While transporting, whether, through a flight or train, your pet will be locked inside a box. To avoid letting it end up an uncomfortable experience, familiarise them beforehand. Let them spend some time inside daily.
Make sure you don’t feed them heavy just before the journey begins. If it is a morning flight, make sure to have fed them the night before and avoid serving breakfast. If it’s in the evening, go only with breakfast to keep their stomach light.
Initiating these little pre-planned steps will help keep your pet calm through all of this. After you have relocated, project a naturally positive behavior and friendliness. Let them have more of your time than ever, and they will settle in.
Also Read: Pet Regulations India
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