How To Make Your Knoxville Move Less Stressful On Your Pets
Moving into a Knoxville home can be stressful for all family members, including our beloved fur babies.
As you begin to pack up your current home in preparation to move to another, pets can innately sense that a change is coming. For many pets, seeing those familiar items packed up and placed in boxes, it can be very stressful.
Some pets will display their anxiety more clearly. They may become more clingy. Or, they may show other signs of anxiety.
So, what can you do to make your Knoxville move less stressful on your pets?
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how to make your Knoxville move less stressful on your pets.
On moving day, things can be very chaotic. There’s a lot to worry about and many different things going on. Movers can be in and out of the house. Friends and family members could be stopping by to help out. And, your cable company may be stopping by to get your internet and cable set up. When you’re trying to unpack, it can be hard to keep an eye on your pet at every moment to make sure they don’t sneak out the front door.
Movers can be in and out of the house. Friends and family members could be stopping by to help out. And, your cable company may be stopping by to get your internet and cable set up. When you’re trying to unpack, it can be hard to keep an eye on your pet at every moment to make sure they don’t sneak out the front door.
This is why it’s important to make sure that when you move all of your pets are properly tagged. Make sure that your pet has a collar with your contact information on it. That way, if a pet accidentally gets let out, it’s easy to contact you when they’re found.
On the day of your move, try and keep your pet with you or in an area to minimize the chance of them getting out.
Keep Your Pet Contained To Minimize The Stress
Many pets will get especially stressed when they see items being moved out of the house. Your pets are already stressed when they see items being boxed up, but when they see things physically being moved, it can be even more stressful. In addition, having strangers in the house moving them can only amplify things.
On the day of the move, try to keep your pet contained in an area where they can be away from the actual move. If they have a crate that they like, keep them in that with some of their favorite toys. This allows you to minimize some of the stress while keeping your pets safely contained.
In addition, adding some ambient noise can help make things less stressful. Turn on a TV or some music quietly to help minimize the noise.
Make Sure Your Pet’s Items Are Easily Accessible
On the day of the day your move, make sure that your pets essential items are easily accessible. Items like food, toys, medicine, and treats should be packed separately and in a place where you can get them easily on the day of your move.
These items often provide comfort to your pet and can help maintain their normal routine. If your pet isn’t fed at its normal time or you don’t have a leash to take them out, that can cause panic. That’s why it’s best to make sure that you have easy access to your pet’s essential items.
Get A Friend Or Family Member To Watch Your Pet On The Day Of The Move
On the day of your actual move, if you can get someone to watch your pet, it can help relieve some of the stress associated with moving. It can sometimes help for your pet to be away from the move altogether. It can also make the move less stressful on you since you won’t have to juggle taking care of your pet and dealing with a move.
Spending the day with a friend or family member can sometimes be the pest option for pets during a move. They won’t be stuck in a crate or cooped up in a room all day. So, the overall all experience will be much less stressful.
Don’t Change Your Routine
Finally, one easy way to help ease the stress of a move on your pets is to not change their routine very much. Moving day can be a crazy day, so it can be hard to stick to your routine. But, for the sake of your pets, it’s important to stick to it as much as possible.
Stick to the times that your pet typically gets fed. Take your pet out at the same times that you normally do. This will help reinforce with your pet that nothing is changing for them.
They may still be a bit nervous, but they at least won’t be wondering when they will go out next or when they’ll be fed. This will also help reduce the risk of any possible unnecessary accidents as well.
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