Moving is stressful enough, but add furry family members to the mix and it can turn into a hairy situation. Follow our expert tips for a smooth transition.

Moving to a new home is an exciting adventure, but it can also be a stressful time for our four-legged friends. 

As a pet owner, it’s important to plan and take steps to ensure your furry companions feel safe and secure throughout the process. 

That’s where the friendly team at Burly Boyz Moving & storage comes in – we’re here to help make your move a tail-wagging success!

Let me share a personal story about my own experience moving with my mischievous feline, Muffin. 

Despite all my precautions, she managed to sneak out of her carrier and disappear under the couch on a moving day. 

After hours of coaxing and treats, we finally lured her out – but not before she left a few “special” surprises for the movers to find. Lesson learned: always double-check those carriers!

Top Tips for a Stress-Free Pet Move

To help you avoid similar pet-astrophes, here are some tried-and-true tips for a stress-free move with your furry friends:

Prepare a Pet-Friendly Moving Kit

  • Gather all the essentials: food, bowls, toys, bedding, litter box, and any medications.
  • Pack a separate bag with these items, so they’re easily accessible during the move.
  • Include your pet’s medical records and a recent photo (just in case).

Update Identification and Microchips

  • Ensure your pet’s collar and tags have your new address and contact information.
  • If your pet isn’t microchipped, consider getting it done before the move.

Maintain a Familiar Environment

  • Keep your pet’s routine as consistent as possible during the moving process.
  • Stick to their regular feeding and exercise schedule.
  • Bring their favorite toys, bedding, and scents to the new home to help them feel more comfortable.

Secure a Safe Space

  • Set up a quiet, secure room in your new home for your pet to stay during the move.
  • Stock it with familiar items, food, water, and a litter box (for cats).
  • This will prevent them from getting scared and running off.
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Consider Professional Pet Transportation

  • If you’re moving long-distance, you may want to hire a professional pet transportation service.
  • These services are designed to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort during the journey.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, pets exhibit increased levels of stress during a move, which can lead to behavioral issues and health problems. By following these tips, you can help minimize their anxiety and make the transition smoother for everyone involved.

Preparation StepImportance (1-5)
Pet-Friendly Moving Kit5
Update Identification4
Maintain Familiar Environment5
Secure Safe Space5
Professional Pet Transportation3

Remember, your furry friends are part of the family, and with a little planning and care, you can ensure their move is as stress-free as possible. 

The team at burly boyz moving & storage is always here to lend a helping hand (and maybe a few belly rubs) to make your relocation a success!

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