Moving is stressful for you and your family, including your furry family members. Imagine being unable to make sense of the packing, chaos, and activity surrounding a move. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your pet enjoy a low-stress relocation. 

As trusted household movers, we give our customers all the information they need for a successful move, whether local or long distance. Check out our top tips for helping your pets with a move below. 

Talk to Your Vet About Your Move

Some animals handle moving well while others struggle, and if you think your pet might have difficulty, be sure to talk to your vet. Your veterinarian may be able to provide you with tips, tricks, or behavior modification techniques that can make moving much less stressful for them. 

Keep Things as Normal as Possible

All too often we leave everything to the last minute, and for many people that includes packing before a move. Not only is trying to get everything done in a day or two stressful for you, but it’s also hard on your pet. Try to pack your belongings over a long period of time to maintain a sense of normalcy and keep your pet’s stress levels down.

Have a Plan in Place for Moving Day

Even if your pet never runs out of the home, it’s a good idea to keep your animals in a separate location on moving day. Ask a friend or family member if they’d be willing to watch your pet on moving day, and pick up your pet once all the belongings are out of your old home and into your new one. 

Pack a Bag of Essential Items

Whether your move is local or long distance, packing a bag of all the things your pet requires is a good idea. Pack plenty of food, treats, toys, blankets, and anything else that makes them feel secure, as well as food and water dishes. 

Moving with a pet is hard work, but you can make it much less stressful by having a plan in place. If you want to make things even easier on yourself, hire the professionals at Allied Alaska to handle your relocation for you. You can give us a call today or fill out our online quote form to request additional information and a no-cost, no-obligation estimate of moving costs.