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Professional Moving Service for Moving House with your Pets

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Professional Moving Service for Moving House with your Pets

Moving to a new house with your pets can be really exciting. At the same time, it can be an intimidating task if not executed carefully. A Professional Moving Service company can lower the chances of unexpected problems when changing address with you and your family’s beloved furry friend.

What makes moving house stressful for pets?

Moving house with a pet can be stress-inducing for them. Pets like cats and dogs are territorial by nature. They get familiar with their everyday surroundings and environment and view it as their space or territory. Moving to an unfamiliar environment can cause your pet to get anxious. Anxiety is known to induce territorial aggressive displays in pets. Becoming familiar with and settling into new surroundings is not easy for pets.

Knowing if your pet is stressed or anxious

When pets undergo considerable changes in their mental health, it often reflects in their physical actions. Different pets show different behavioural changes when you move house. Dogs are known to panic, bark excessively, hide and even show destructive behaviour or run away in extreme cases. Cats on the other hand show rather subtle signs of anxiety/stress including excessive grooming or fur pulling, urinating or defecating outside the litter box, and even being off their food.

Tips for moving house with your pets

Before you move

  • Make sure that the new house is suited to your pet.
  • If possible, take your pet to the new property and give them the treat to ease anxiety.
  • Think about exercising them in the area to help familiarise themselves with the neighbourhood.
  • Make suitable travel arrangements or have your house removalist company take care of it.
  • Get new identification tags and update all information wherever necessary.
  • If your pet has a pre-existing stress/anxiety disorder or any other health condition, make sure to visit the veterinarian beforehand.

During the move

  • If your pets are not crate trained, the smart way to do it is to have them be taken care of somewhere else to reduce anxiety and avoid the risk of them running away amidst the chaos.
  • If they are crate trained, you can be by their side and help them better deal with the sudden change. An experienced furniture removalist knows how to best pack and move your precious belongings along with safely helping your darling pet get on the journey to their new home.

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