At last, the decision is taken. The dream home is yours, and the move has been planned for a long time. But how do you get the dog and cat to enjoy your new home? Moving with pets works in most cases well, but some things are good to keep in mind for your dog and cat to have the best conditions to enjoy.
Moving is a significant change for most animals, how well it depends a bit on the animal’s temperament. Mainly cats are riotous and can be stressed by changing the environment.
Let your pet get more familiar about the new surrounding.
If you move from country to town, it’s good to get used to the new sounds for a while before moving. There are soundtracks with city noise to buy or record audio from the new environment. Also, let your pet explore the new setting a few times before the move and create a sweet moment. Maybe a little treat and a cozy walk in the neighborhood could do the trick. Another good idea is to leave your pet during the most hectic part of the move and until you have packed up. As mentioned above, some pets are sensitive, and a chaotic move can lead to broken furniture and refurbishment indoors.
Moving may seem to be the best opportunity to buy new decor and new gadgets for the animal, but the best thing is to keep as much of the old as possible for your pet to feel safe. It is essential to give your pet the time to adjust to the new home from the start. If you have the opportunity, it’s a great idea to take a few days off and be with your pet during the adjustment period.
Indoors first before exploring the outdoors.
Large windows usually belong to newly built. Potted plants on the floor or windowsill make the cat have a place to hide while exploring its new surroundings. Are you eager to let your pet explore the outdoors? Wait a couple of weeks to make it safe indoors first.
You can introduce your animals directly to your neighbors and ask them to voice out any concerns. If it your pet can’t adjust to your new home after a lot of attempts, it may be good to seek the assistance of someone who specializes in behavioral problems in animals.