Planning a move requires a lot of time and preparation beforehand. From packing items in boxes to figuring out what moving and storage company to hire, there are many things to consider when planning a move. One thing that you should definitely prepare for though is if you are moving with pets. In this blog, the experienced residential movers at American Fargo Moving & Storage will go over some essential tips for moving with pets. 

Prepare For A Long Trip

How long a move can take can vary depending on the distance. That is why, if you are moving a long-distance, make sure you bring enough pet supplies and food that’ll last for the length of the trip. Doing so will help make sure your pet is well taken care of which can ease their stress. 

Consider Shipping Your Pets

Moving with a pet can be stressful, but it can even be more stressful if you are planning a long-distance move. The longer a move is, the more stressed your furry friend can get. That is why if you want an alternative to moving with pets, then consider getting them shipped and transported by a pet shipping specialist. The International Pet and Animal Association can help you find the perfect pet shipping expert that follows ethical guidelines to safely transport your pet. 

Get Someone To Watch Your Pet On Your Moving Day

Moving day usually means that there are a lot of people moving around your home while carrying various objects. This can be a potentially hazardous situation for pets as they are in harm’s way while also being stressed. That is why, for your moving day, you should have someone you know to watch your pet or even look into putting them in a pet daycare for the day. Make sure that, no matter where they are moved to for the day, they have favorite toys and treats to adjust with the change. 

Plan Ahead For Your Pets

In addition to setting up utilities for your new home, you should also be planning ahead in regard to your pet. You should spend some time researching local veterinarians near your new home that way, if an emergency arises, you already know where the nearest vet is. You should also check for laws and regulations for your pets, especially if you have exotic animals or are moving internationally. 

Protect Your Pet's Housing

If you have pets that are housed in an aquarium, terrarium, habitat, or care, then you need to take extra steps to make sure that they are protected from damage during the move. The last thing you want is to arrive at your new home only to find that your pet’s home is damaged or even broken. Make sure you contact a team of local or long-distance movers and ask them if they have any packing and crating options to move large items safely. 

Enjoy A Smoother Move With Your Pets

Pets, just like us, can get stressed with change which is why planning ahead can help ease them a bit. Hopefully, with these pet moving tips, your pets can be a bit more at ease and you will be better prepared to complete a move with them!