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Pawsitively Prepared: How to Make Moving with Your Pet a Breeze

Moving with your pet

Moving with your pet requires additional preparation and planning to ensure their safety and comfort during the move. Whether you're moving across the country or just to a new neighborhood, here are some tips to help you move with your pet.

  1. Visit your vet

Before moving, it's essential to take your pet to the vet for a check-up.

pet vet for a check-up

Your vet can update any necessary vaccinations, provide you with copies of your pet's medical records, and give you advice on how to manage your pet's health during the move.

Additionally, if you're moving far away, your pet may need additional vaccinations or medications depending on the area you're moving to. Some states require specific vaccinations or quarantine periods for pets entering the state, so it's crucial to check the regulations beforehand.

  1. Update identification tags and microchip

Make sure your pet has proper identification before the move. Update your pet's tags with your new address and phone number. If your pet isn't microchipped, consider getting it done before the move.

pet microchip

Microchipping is a reliable way to identify your pet if they become lost during the move.

  1. Prepare your pet for travel

If you're traveling by car, take your pet on short drives beforehand to get them used to being in the car. Bring along their favorite toys or blankets to help them feel comfortable. If your pet gets anxious or car sick, speak to your vet about medication to help manage their symptoms.

If you're traveling by air, check with the airline regarding their pet travel policies. Most airlines require a health certificate from your vet, so make sure to schedule a visit well in advance.

pet health certificate

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