Embarking on a journey with your beloved furry companion is an exciting adventure, and with World Pet Travel as your guide, the experience becomes not only seamless but unforgettable. In this brief step-by-step guide, we unravel the secrets to stress-free pet travel, ensuring that every pawprint leaves a trail of cherished memories.
Preparing For The Move – Before The Move
Packing boxes and suitcases sets off alarms in all animals whether heading to grandma’s house or to another country. Some suggestions to help your pet be more at ease with the process would include:
- Prioritize quality time with your beloved pets.
- Sprinkle your scent. Sleeping with something that smells like you offers comfort when stressed.
- Crate training well before the trip ensures that your pet is comfortable during travel. Traveling can be scary for animals, and not being properly acclimated can cause unnecessary stress.
While In Process- During The Move
Thousands of pets run away during the family relocation each year. Many never find their way home. To prevent this from happening to YOUR pet:
- Keep your pets in their crates with a toy to keep them occupied during the busy moving process.
- Have a friend or family member watch your pets so they are certain to stay safe during high activity or keep pets in a secured area where they can’t run away, get lost or injured.
- Make sure your pet is wearing proper identification and tags during a move, in case they do get out.
Settling Into New Home – After The Move
There are several things you can do to ease any fears your pet may have of abandonment or unfamiliarity. In order to help ease your pet’s fears, you can follow these simple steps:
- Acquaint your pet with their new space by taking them for walks. This allows them to familiarize themselves with their new surroundings.
- Stay home with your pet for a few days in order to keep an eye on them and help them feel comfortable in this strange environment.
- Watch for signs of trouble like variations in behavior or loss of appetite.
- Stick to your familiar routine as much as possible until your pet seems well-adjusted.