Moving to a new home during the COVID-19 pandemic is not ideal, but your current circumstances may be forcing it. You can count on the whole endeavor being more complicated, though. That is especially true, if you are moving with your cat and/or dog.
Still, it is a manageable task if you prepare ahead of time. In this article, we will highlight some of the things you must do to make moving to a new city together with your pet an easier undertaking. Check them out and see how helpful they are in your situation.
Pay a Visit to the Veterinarian
It may take a while before you can get settled in your new city. The first few days, weeks, and even months are likely going to be busy. During that time, you may not have an opportunity to find a veterinarian in your new city, let alone schedule an appointment with one.
Knowing this, you should get your cat or dog examined before you start traveling. That way, you can rest assured that your companion is in good condition ahead of the move.
Secure some necessary documents from your veterinarian as well. Doing so will help speed up the moving process.
Call the Airline Ahead of Time
The United States Department of State reminds people traveling with pets to call airlines before booking a trip. As they noted, airlines may change their policies regarding shipping animals at any time, so you need to be aware of what they are before purchasing a ticket.
Call ahead of time and see if your chosen airline can properly accommodate your cat or dog. Doing so will ensure that your pet will be comfortable throughout the trip.
Purchase the Necessary Traveling Equipment
If you can drive to your new city instead of flying, it is time to do some shopping.
Pick up a chest harness and use that and the seatbelt to secure your cat or dog inside the vehicle. Alternatively, you can also use a small carrier or crate to keep your pet safe and comfortable.
Making the move to a new home is often a stressful undertaking. Bringing your pets along can make things a bit trickier.
Hopefully, though, the tips we have highlighted here in this article will be of great help to you come moving day. Putting in all that extra effort will be worth it once you experience living in your new home with your cherished companions.
Do you need help keeping your pet occupied while you prepare to move or settle in your new home? Allow us at TAILored Pet Services to help. Get in touch with us by either calling 425-923-7791 or by contacting us through our website.