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Prepping Your Pet for a Move to McKinney

Cats Exploring Moving Day BoxesFor you and your pet, moving to McKinney may be both exciting and stressful. That is why it is critical to assist your pet in preparing for the relocation; doing as much as you can in advance. Even a short distance transfer can throw your pet’s routine and sense of security off, and large relocation can be especially difficult for a furry family member. To make your pet’s transition as easy as possible, here are some recommendations for getting them ready for the big day.

Plan Ahead

It’s best to start preparing your pet for a move as soon as possible. You’ll need a plan to take care of a few key issues ahead of time to guarantee that the relocation goes smoothly. For instance, ensuring that the information on your pet’s license, tags, and microchip is current. Additionally, scheduling a veterinarian visit ensures that your pet is healthy and that you have all required medicine on hand. However, if your pet isn’t fond of the vet’s office, avoid scheduling appointments too soon to the relocation date.

Stick to Routines

Animals are creatures of habit, and they thrive on routine. Moving, especially the weeks leading up to and following it, can be extremely stressful for pets. Keep your typical routine in mind as you begin to pack for your relocation. This is especially true for dogs, who, if ignored, may become agitated or destructive. Continue to take your walks and offer them meals at the same time every day as much as possible, and make time for play as well.

Introduce Their Crate Early

If your move requires your pet to spend time in a crate or kennel, this can be quite upsetting, particularly if they are not used to sleeping in a crate. One of the most effective methods of preparing your pet for the relocation is to introduce the crate weeks in advance and let them associate it with positive things. Encourage them to explore the crate, for example, and reward them with sweets when they do. When the big day arrives, this will help your pet feel less frightened than usual.

Include Comfort Items

Pets yearn for the familiar scents and sounds of their owners’ homes. You can bring those sensory toys with you and keep them with your pet to help them stay calm during the transfer. Keep your pet’s favorite blanket or pet bed with them during the relocation. In stressful situations, a beloved toy or even a piece of your clothes can provide comfort to your pet. Also, separate your pet’s food, treats, and water and keep them with you before, during, and after the transfer.

Create a Safe Space

When the big day approaches, you might want to set aside a special area for your pet. Keeping pets in a quiet room or a fenced yard is recommended because they can grow anxious and run away during a relocation. You might also consider asking a friend or family member to look after your pet throughout the move to alleviate the stress and chaos for them. You may help control your pet’s stress while also keeping them out from underfoot by providing a safe place for them to reside throughout the relocation.


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