So many people have cats and dogs these days, and pets are a really big part of family life. There has been a huge increase in pet ownership over the past couple of years too and as people spent an increased amount of time at home in 2020 and 2021, many purchased new pets to keep them company.
If you’re moving house, it goes without saying that you will need to take into consideration your pet when you’re planning your move. It can be easy to get caught up in other aspects of the move and forget about your pet, but it is important to plan ahead to make sure moving day is as stress-free as possible for both you and them. To help you ensure your house move goes smoothly, below we have put together a list of useful tips for moving house with a pet.
Ask someone to look after your pet on moving day
Whenever you’re able to, it is always recommended that you ask a friend or family member to look after your pet on moving day. Not only will this prevent you from having to worry about where your pet is whilst you’re packing up your home and loading the moving van, but it will help to ensure your pet doesn’t get overwhelmed by the moving process too.
Keep your pet out of the way
If you don’t have anyone to look after your pet, you need to make sure they’re kept out of the way when the removal company turns up. Find a quiet room in your home that you can close the door to and make the space as cosy as possible for your pet with their bed, favourite toys, and food and water. Keeping your pet out of the way will help to prevent delays on moving day and it will also ensure they don’t get out when your front door is open.
Make an essentials box for your pet
In the same way you make an essentials box for your own belongings, make a box for your pet too. Put everything your pet is likely to need on moving day into this box, this will prevent the hassle of having to search through your boxes for the things you need when you’re in the middle of moving. Ideally, leave packing your pet’s essentials until the last minute too, they might panic when they see you taking away their home comforts.
Find a new vet before you move
Before you move, you need to find a new vet for your pet. Having a vet close by to your new home will be really beneficial if there are any emergencies on moving day. You may find that the move affects your pet more than you thought it would and if you’re concerned about their behaviour, reach out to your new vet for some advice.
Update your pet’s details ASAP
Another thing you need to do before you move is get a new ID tag for your pet. Ideally, your pet should wear an ID tag with your new home address on moving day, just in case they get out when you’re moving boxes. If your pet has a microchip, don’t forget to have this updated as well.
Don’t forget about your pet on moving day
Moving day will be really busy and you will have lots to do, but you need to find the time to care for your pet as usual. Moving house can be really stressful for them, so make sure you’re giving them lots of attention and reassurance. If you usually walk your dog at a certain time, for example, ensure you still do this on moving day to keep things as normal as possible for them.
Booking a house removal company
Hopefully, if you’re planning a house move and you have a pet, the tips above will help you to make your move as straightforward and hassle-free as possible. If you’re looking for a house removal company to assist you on moving day, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team here at Moving Home Made Easy, we will be happy to help.
We offer a wide range of packing services and removal services which can be personalised to suit your individual needs. We pride ourselves on our courteous and friendly service, and our team will exceed your expectations. Should you have any queries regarding your move, you will even have your own personal move manager who can put your mind at ease. To find out more about our services or to get a quote for your house move, explore the rest of our website today.