Are you planning on moving house with your pet? Read on for our top four recommendations to keep your pet safe and ease everyone’s stress!
1. Keep your pet’s microchip details up to date
As soon as you move, updating your contact and address information on the online database that lists your pet’s microchip number is essential.
The database details will be available on your pet’s original microchip paperwork, but if you need clarification, contact our team for help or try searching your pet’s microchip number on Pet Address.
2. Safety in style: collars and tags
Whilst microchips will allow vets and other authorised identifiers to scan your pet and search your contact details, it’s a good idea also to ensure that your pet is wearing a well-fitted collar and tag bearing an up-to-date contact number (such as your mobile number).
These measures will help your pet reunite with you more quickly should they be found by a member of the public, especially outside of regular veterinary clinic hours.
3. Ensure your pet is safe on a moving day
It can be pretty easy for pets to escape and become lost on a moving day, given that people will be traipsing in and out of your property, and doors may be left open.
It is often easiest to book your pet in for overnight boarding on a moving day, but if this is not possible, ensure that your pet is otherwise safely confined in a well-ventilated room or crate, with access to water and regular opportunities to toilet.
4. Reduce pet anxiety
The hustle and bustle of packing and moving can be unsettling for pets, and they may pick up on your stress, too!
If you think your pet will likely become significantly anxious, consult our vets about safe options for temporary anxiety relief supplements or medications. With some good preparation, you and your pet can happily settle into your new home in no time!