11 things to remember when moving with pets

11 things to remember when moving with pets

Moving can be hard on your pets, so take the extra time to make it easy for them, too! They’re going to a new place with new smells, sights, and other animals. It can be a big transition.

We put together a list of 11 things you should remember when moving your pets to a new home.


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1. Have ID tags secured in their neck

 

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In case your pet runs away or gets lost, it’s a good idea to make sure they’re wearing an identification tag with their name, your name, and your phone number on it.

If you don’t have one, pick one up at Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, or your local pet store.

2. Have a collar and leash handy

 

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For your dog, have a leash ready for walks when “nature calls” for your dog. Your cat should have a collar and tags, but unless your kitty LOVES going outside, you won’t need a collar for him/her.

PRO TIP: Keep everything in one place for easy access.

3. Have poopie bags or a litter box

 

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Your animal will need to use the restroom at some point. Be ready when they do!

For dogs, the Pogi’s Poop Bags and the Gorilla Supply Dog Waste Bags are the best options.

For cats, the best litter to consider is Dr. Elsey’s Premium Clumping Cat Litter.

4. Wet wipes

 

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Be ready with wet wipes in case there’s a bladder accident or if their paws are dirty. Clean and disinfect at the same time! Simple baby wipes are great for this.

5. Have a crate or bed

 

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If your pet finds safety in a crate or bed, bring it along for them so they feel “at home.” If they’re prone to wander, keep it in the other room so they’re not tempted to escape.

6. Put dog’s food and water in the same room as before

 

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As you’re moving out, keep your dog or cat food and water in the same room if possible. This will encourage them to eat and not be as nervous.

Dogs and cats usually don’t eat when stressed. Skipping one meal is okay, but too many may make them not feel good. Monitor your pet’s food intake during the moving process.

7. Food and a bottle of water

 

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As you leave, bring food and water for your dog and/or cat. Keep food in a storage container with an air-tight lid. Water can be in a reusable water bottle or portable pet water bottle.

8. A clear photo of your pet

 

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In the sad case of your pet running away or getting lost, have a clear photo of them to show people. Or, even better, a few to show his/her face, body, and anything unique on your pet that’s easily identifiable.

9. Meds

 

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Don’t forget their medication if they’re taking some. Keep this in the box with all the supplies so you don’t lose it.

10. Toys

 

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Bring a few toys for your pup or cat to keep them calm. For well-trained doggies, a ball is a great way to play AND exude energy. Keeping them in a room for long periods of time can make them anxious. Toss a ball for them!

11. Grooming supplies

 

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Bring a comb or brush to minimize hair shedding in the new house. This gives much-needed quality time for you and your pet during this stressful time.


For the ultimate list of moving tips, check out our list of 143 Ways To Make Moving Easier For You, Kids, And Pets — With A Printable Version 


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Other resources to consider:

9 Helpful Things To Remember When Moving With Kids

13 Things To Do After Moving Into A New Home

6 Things To Have In Order Before A Move

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