Moving with pets during the summer brings a lot of challenges.
Moving with pets is challenging and so is moving in summer in general is challenging when there is a high demand for moving companies, scorching temperatures that can melt some items during the trip and new homes take a long time to get down to a comfortable temperature.
If that wasn’t enough, being a pet owner brings its own challenges. Pets tend to be creatures of habit and thrive on routine. They may be scared of the sudden changes, but some advanced planning and effort can help minimize those problems.
Once you decide to move, select a pet carrier. If you don’t have one large enough for your pet to lie down in with food and water you will need to purchase a new one.
Give Fido or Mittens some quality time in the pet carrier at home before you move. Make sure the bottom is padded sufficiently for comfort so your pet will be able to sleep inside it a few weeks before your move. Place toys and pet treats inside as well.
The idea is to give your pet positive associations with the carrier. Hopefully a few weeks of these experiences will make the long journey less stressful for you and your pet.