Moving or relocating to a new environment can be stressful and that too along-with pets of any kind can be truly a highly tiring process. When it comes to moving with your pet, careful pre-planning can minimize problems, creating a perfect moving environment.
Here are a few helpful hints to help you in moving:
Nearly every state has laws applicable to the entry of pet, carry out research on state laws and regulations for pets; get in touch with the state veterinarian in the capital of your new home state to learn about the laws. And also contact city clerks or town hall office in your destination city to learn about license fee and regulations for pets.
Many states require a health certificate that includes a complete description of your pet, a listing of all immunizations, and confirmation that your pet is free from contagious ailment. Ask your vet for the certificate and keep it handy whilst traveling. Also, ask your vet to recommend a colleague in your new state.
Attain Pet Identification tag for your pet, in addition to permanent identity and rabies tags.
Make sure that the ID tag contains your pet's name, your name, destination address, and an emergency name, address and phone number, in case you are not available.
Once you have moved into your new home, create familiar surroundings by using your pet's favorite food and water dishes, blankets and toys to make it feel at home. Try to organize your pet's things in the same location as they were in the former house.
If you are moving your pet by airplane then contact airlines for their regulations, transportation charges and pet insurance. Keep in mind that you will be responsible for transport charges for your pet. Make reservations, well in advance as it is granted and approved on first come first serve basis.
Create a list of things you will need for a pet travel kit including collapsible dishes, favorite toys, your pet's regular food and a few treats. If your pet is not used to car travel, start taking him/her on short trips to get familiar to car motion. When moving with a cat make sure you do not let your cat outside until it gets familiar with the new living atmosphere to reduce the risk of running away.