Tips for Moving With Pets
Because we know pets are part of the family, Penske provide tips for moving with your pets to help make getting from point A to point B stress free for you and them.
Before Moving Day
Research the Area
Research emergency animal care centers or veterinary hospitals in the area to which you are moving. Store their numbers in your cell phone so you have them when you arrive.
Consult a Vet
Consult a vet if your pet suffers from anxiety or gets motion sickness. There are medications available to make the trip more enjoyable for your pet.
Pack a Moving Day Bag
Pack a travel bag for your pet. It should include food, water, treats, plastic bags and anything else that your pet may need for travel.
Buy New ID Tags
Before you head out on the road with your pet, be sure to add a tag to their collar with your NEW address on it and the number of the cell phone you will be using during travel. You might also consider microchip technology that has the full information about your pet placed on a chip under his/her skin.
Make sure you have at least one week's worth of your pet's medications and food before the trip so you have some available at your new destination.
Make Sure Your Pet Is Up to Date With Vaccines
Some states require a health certificate if you are crossing their state line. Almost every state requires a current rabies vaccine. Before you travel, find out what kind of paperwork your pet will need and make sure to pack it in their travel bag.
Research Pet-Friendly Lodging
If you have to travel a long distance to your new home and run the chance of needing an overnight stay at a hotel/motel, plan ahead of time for a pet-friendly establishment.
On Moving Day
Keep Pets Secure When Loading and Unloading the Truck
Doors will be opening/held open, which are prime opportunities for pets to escape. This is especially important when you get to your new home, as your pet will not be familiar with the area.
Place Your Pet in the Truck Cab With You
Use a dog harness or crate your pet properly for the trip. Be sure your pet is securely leashed when not in the crate and pay attention to doors opening and closing. NEVER TRAVEL WITH YOUR PET IN THE BACK OF THE TRUCK.
Ensure Collars Are Fastened Securely
Make sure collars are fastened securely and double check that the new tags you purchased are attached to the collar.
Don’t Leave Your Pet in the Truck
Don't leave your pet in the truck unattended, especially on a warm day. Vehicles can act like an oven, even on a mild day, and a pet can become overheated quickly. In the event your pet does become overheated, take them into an air-conditioned area if possible and use cool water to rub them down.
Remember Your Pet’s Travel Bag
Make sure your pet has enough food and water during the trip. And don't forget their travel papers. Your vet can probably help you find out what health information you may need to have for each state through which you will be traveling.
Unpack Your Pet’s Belongings
When you arrive at your new home, unpack your pet's belongings as soon as you get there. These items would include bedding, food and water bowls, and toys. This will help your pet adjust as quickly as possible to their new surroundings by having familiar items around.
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