By Deepa RC
Pet shipping can be a real headache! But its for our lovely pets whom we can't leave behind. As these dear creatures of ours can not talk and explain to us what they feel, we have to be all the more careful with pet transportation. How, otherwise, will we keep our lovely companions comfortable and stress free during the whole relocation process? Here are some do's and dont's for pet moving.
Pet Transport Do's
- Plan Beforehand. Last minute decisions for taking them along result in buying of uncomfortable pet carriers and other bottlenecks.
- As far as possible, don't change their routine till the day of moving. Walk them, feed them and play with them at the usual time so that they may remain stress free.
- Get all their medical records from local veterinarian before the moving day. Also verify that these records are up-to-date.
- On the moving day, leave them with some of your friends to relieve the pressure. They tend to become stressed during the chaos of moving. You can even leave them at day care center.
- If you don't leave them anywhere, ensure to close the doors and windows of the room where they are placed during the loading of your packed belongings. There is always a possibility of their running out due to stress.
- If you want to spare yourself from all the worries, you can even hire pet transport services that facilitate door to door relocation by picking up your pet a few days prior to the move and delivering it to your new location on a prescribed date.
- If you are moving overseas and plan to fly with your pet, inquire about any requirement of airline with this regard. Know the facts about flying with pets.
Pet Transport Dont's
- Don't travel with a sick pet or one with poor health. Moving stress can lead to their worsened health condition.
- Don't take them on the moving van with the rest of your things! They are living creatures and can get uncomfortable.
- Don't fly with puppies and kittens less than eight weeks old. They are not allowed to fly according to rules.
- Don't buy a carrier that is too hard or uncomfortable. Buy one which is insulated so that your pet may remain comfortable at any temperature.
Deepa RC recommends reading more about pet relocation at http://www.moversandpackers.net/pet-moving.html, the comprehensive directory of movers and packers companies and also a great resource for those moving into their new homes. It contains useful tips and information about the whole relocation process making it easier for everyone to relocate and settle down comfortably at their new destination.