Moving to a new home can be stressful for humans, so The Rainmaker Team with Royal LePage Your Community Realty Inc., Brokerage in King City, Ontario, wants you to imagine what your pets must feel when they suddenly find themselves in new surroundings. However, your four-legged friend doesn't need to feel displaced when you change settings.
Many pets have a sixth sense and they know when something's up, so when you start packing all of your belongings into boxes, it may be best to not let them see it. If that means hiring a petsitter during the packing process, then so be it!
If you can't afford a petsitter or don't have time to find one, you can always put your pets into a large room in your home with food and water, and then let them enjoy it while you pack. (This may work better with smaller felines than large, rambunctious canines.)
Let them ride in the car to the new home, rather than trying to put them in the driver's cabin in the moving truck. It's all about keeping things familiar, according to the experts, so make Rover think he's just going for a car ride and not permanently to a new piece of real estate.
Once you get settled in your new home, try to keep schedules the same — this means keeping feeding times the way they were, and setting up a clean space quickly to help pets adjust. Take your pets for a walk at their regular times to let them take in their new surroundings, and check your backyard for any potential hazards you weren't aware of.
Helping your pet feel secure during a move will make the entire process less stressful for the entire family!
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