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Moving To A New Home With Your Pet

Pet Care Tips 3 min read
Moving to a new home with your pet can be a stressful situation for both humans and pets. Here are a few tips that can help make moving a whole lot easier!

Moving is always frustrating and exhausting, not only for humans but for pets as well. The hustle and bustle of moving furniture, boxing things, and the change of environment can be really stressful. They don’t understand why everything is moving so fast and that can cause anxiety for furkids in new surroundings. Here are some things you can do to make things easier after you decide to move to a new home with your pet.

Before Moving To A New Home With Your Pet

When you first decide to move, you can start preparing small things that can help your furkiddo adjust to their new environment. First, try to keep your little one in a separate room in the old house or somewhere where your sweetheart can stay without much movement, so they are not in the middle of everybody packing and moving furniture. If needed, start a calming supplement as soon as possible to help them adjust to the changes gradually. We would suggest supplements like Matricalm and Lesstress, two NHV supplements specifically formulated to help with fear, anxiety, and stressful situations. Using Matricalm for cats and Lesstress for dogs ahead of time might help them to go through big changes with ease, in a safe and comfortable manner.

If needed, start a calming supplement as soon as possible to help them adjust to the changes gradually.

During The Move

Before moving, if you have a dog, take them for a walk around the new neighborhood to help them relax. You can even visit the new house to start getting them used to their new surroundings. Be sure to play with them in the new house to help them feel more comfortable. During the move, make sure you have your pet securely on a leash or a travel kennel.

Once in the new home, we suggest taking your most precious cargo with you last: your furkiddo. The best time to bring your little one over would be after the furniture is inside and things have calmed down. This can help to prevent potential runaway situations as doors are often opening and closing while people are moving in and out of the new home.

Though moving to a new home with your pet can be stressful, there's lots of ways that you can help your furkiddo adjust to their new surroundings, naturally.

After The Move

Let your pet sniff and explore their new place, allowing them to recognize and analyze their new territory. Place their bed and bowls in a quiet place where they have easy access to it and can settle down. Provide them with their comfort items right away, including toys and blankets, so they can start to feel at home.

During the first few days, you should be prepared for pee and poop accidents as it might take them some time to figure out the right place to do their business in. Be patient with your furkiddo and show them where they can pee and poop safely by providing them with litter boxes or by taking them for multiple walks a day in the beginning.

The first few days are crucial for a good experience in the new house. So, make sure to give them lots of belly rubs and playtime, which can help create positive situations for an overall good experience. By doing that, they’ll adjust to the new house in no time!

Whenever you need us, our team is available to help you with any big changes. Our pet experts are always eager to help you and your furkid achieve the best and most calming life. Click below to start chatting with us!

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca is a holistic veterinarian from Brazil with a passion for natural and integrative medicine. She’s been studying integrative medicine and alternative (and healthier) diets since 2015, and now started to study the power of herbs with the NHV Family. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her golden retriever, Kuga.

Published: November 19, 2021

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