Moving home can seem particularly daunting if you have pets needs to consider as well as all the other things you need to do. However, there are several steps you can take to make moving a lot less stressful for both you and your pets.
1, On your move day, you may feel a little more stressed than usual and your pets may pick up on this giving them additional stress. We would advise clearing a room as best you can ideally as far away from the commotion of moving as possible for your pet to have a safe environment, clearly mark on the door that there is a pet inside the room, so our removal teams know not to enter. Make sure the door and windows to the room are shut. Give your pets food, water, litter tray, toys and bedding so they are relaxed during the removal process.
2, When you arrive at your new property set up a room following the steps in step one, this will allow your pets to feel safe and secure in their new environment. it will be important in your new address to check on them regularly as the new house will have a different smell to yours. We would also advise putting an item of your clothing in the room with your pets so they have your scent with them at all times for security, this will help destress them in a new environment.
3, If you are moving locally, start introducing your pets to the new area ahead of your move, if you have a dog, you can take them on a few walks around the new location so they can start familiarising themselves with the scents on their new walking routes.
4, Pets can be very sensitive to change, we would advise trying to stick to the same feeding and walking times that you had in your previous house as your pets will know this routine well and this can make their transition to your new home a lot easier. Also make sure you check the fencing and gates at your new home to make sure your pets are secure in your garden.