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Moving with Pets

Pets are special members of many families, with unique personalities and needs. You can't just pack your pet up and forget about it. Plan ahead to make their moves as stress-free as possible.

  • Preparing to Move Your Pets

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    Pets are very special members of many families. Like their human friends, these animals have unique personalities and particular needs. During the course of their lives, they are likely to experience at least one relocation with their human masters but, unlike plants, you can't...

  • Keeping Pets Happy and Calm During the Move

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    Moving can be stressful for you, so you can imagine how your pets might behave on moving day . Like many pet owners, you probably want your pets to be safe and calm in any situation. Identifying ways to keep your pets happy during your move can make your relocation a positive...

  • How to Transport Pets

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on August 27, 2009

      Moving with pets can be a challenging experience. Aside from getting the logistics just right, you also have to be concerned about your pet's health and comfort. The move can be very stressful on the pet. That's why you need to figure out the best way to transport your...

  • 6 Ways to Help Pets Adjust to Their New Environment

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on December 21, 2018

    It is so important that you do everything you can to help your pet adjust to their new environment. This is crucial in your first days and weeks after moving into your new home. Since the pet won't be familiar with the neighborhood, they might not be able to find their way back...

  • How to Safely Move Fish and an Aquarium

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on December 4, 2018

    One of the most difficult things to transport during a move is a heavy glass fish tank and its scaly inhabitants. Fish are very sensitive to their environment, and a move can be very stressful and even detrimental to them if they are not handled correctly during relocation.

  • Airline Regulations for Transporting Pets

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 13, 2013

    Moving can get tricky if you have pets, especially if you're making a long distance move. Sometimes in the middle of the all of the planning you may forget to plan the accommodations for your pets. If you decide to fly because the distance is simply too far to drive or you're...

  • How to Move with a Horse

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 28, 2013

    There is a lot that you need to know about moving a horse before you get started. There are certain requirements you need to be aware of before you begin to ensure that you are moving your horse in the safest manner possible and following all regulations. There are two ways to...

  • How to Move Successfully With Small Animals

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on December 4, 2018

    Small animals that live in cages or tanks may not be as common as dogs or cats for pet owners, but that certainly doesn't mean they are any less important. Small pets require delicate care when it comes to moving as their needs differ from larger animals. Learn how to prepare...

  • How to Make a Move Easier on Your Dog

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on December 5, 2018

    It's very easy to get so wrapped up in worrying about moving that you forget all about one of the most important members of your family -- your dog. While it's challenging to go through your entire house and plan your move in fine detail, it's also challenging to make your move...

  • How to Help an Outdoor Cat Adjust to New Surroundings After a Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on December 4, 2018

    Helping pets adjust to their new environment can be a stressful and difficult experience, and outdoor cats pose even more challenges. You may be afraid to let your cat back outside after arriving in your new town. When moving to a new home, make sure your new neighborhood is safe...

  • How to Travel with a Dog for Your Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 1, 2013

    Traveling with a pet for a move is always challenging. If travel is stressful for us, imagine how your furry friend feels! Unfamiliar surroundings, strange faces, foreign scents, and lots of confusion may plague your dog on the road or in the air. If you will be moving long...

  • If Your Pet Could Talk on Moving Day

    Ryan Hussey  Posted by Ryan Hussey on March 11, 2015

    Of course you know what you are thinking on moving day. However, it's difficult to know what your pet is thinking. Pets convey most of their emotions through body language, using nonverbal cues to let you know exactly how they feel. But what if they could talk, just for your...

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