Managing Pet Stress During Your Move to El Paso

Moving with PetsBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving the household is stressful regardless of how you view it and holding the usual tension from increasing for the humans can be quite a challenge. But whilst you're ensuring your children are okay with leaving behind their schools, friends, and neighborhoods, remember that Spot and Leo get stressed out and need some additional TLC, too. And of course, dogs and cats respond to environmental shifts differently, so you may need a large head for all the counseling hats you've got to put on during the move to El Paso. Animals that are living a contained lifestyle typically do not have the emotional attachment you may have with your cats and dogs--fish in a tank just do not pull on your heartstrings like the family dog does when he looks at you at dinnertime.

Here is how you can keep your pets stress-free and happy while you move to El Paso--so at least somebody in the household is not a tense mess.


Felines have a tendency to connect to locations more than people--tales of cats which are included with the residences aren't necessarily apocryphal. They're a worry should they be outdoors cats and you're executing a long distance move--cats are known to depart the new house to go back "home". This may not be a great worry should you be moving around the block, otherwise, this can be a significant issue.

Give consideration to it--your felines won't run to the door to go for a ride each time you pick up your car keys; they are perfectly content to continue sunning themselves on the windowsill--up to when you set about packing and the windowsill vanishes in back of a heap of boxes. Here's how to manage your cats.

· Contain free-range felines, starting several weeks prior to when you move to El Paso. Get them familiar with remaining indoors with you--if it indicates late-life litter box coaching, so be it. Lure them into a animal carrier for a couple of hours daily, to make sure that they are not meowing maniacs after you put them in the car. Bring the cats out for brief trips while you're doing errands--certainly in the carrier.

· Moving day, put the cat along with all feline necessities within a room with the door shut. Once the professional movers have loaded the moving trucks and you are all set to leave, put your cat into the carrier. In the event your feline does not travel nicely, your veterinarian could prescribe something, so your cat doesn't have a breakdown inside the car, consequently making you and the dog and the youngsters to have their own mini-meltdowns.

· As soon as you are set up in the new residence, replicate the moving-out procedure for a while. Keep the pet cats within a room along with their belongings, while you take care of the commotion of moving, unpacking, and settling in. Even with indoor cats, they'll be happier--and less inclined to display their displeasure by overlooking the litter box--if you hold on until you've settled in a tad to permit them to roam free inside your home.

· For outside cats, they are going to take some time to adjust to the new scents of the home and to recognize this is where their people are, before they should be let out to wander. Put a bowl of food outdoors to remind them where home is.


Your pet dog just needs to be with you, but he'll almost certainly get anxious if you are uneasy. Dog stress is greatest pre-move, so here's how to keep your dog tranquil and cool if you are losing your mind.

· Take sufficient time for packing, if you're packing yourself. Seeing a little bit of movement day by day isn't a big problem; heading to puppy camp for the day and coming back home to a vacant house will probably freak him out.

· Keep in your regular schedule--walks, dinner, what you do, carry on doing it.

· Bring up to date the contact info if he's microchipped; you can generally go online to make those changes.

· At the new house, show him the lawn, take him out for a walk, and make certain supper time is consistent.

Fish, Hamsters, Birds

Secure the cages in the rear of your vehicle or make use of a pet mover to handle them. As aquariums and pet fish may be a obstacle to move, you could think about giving the aqua-pets to an elementary school.

Obtain duplicates of the pet's veterinarian files before you move to El Paso, so you will have all the immunization records on hand if you need to board before you'll see the new vet.

Keeping your pets content as you move to El Paso goes a considerable way in direction of keeping you content. Adhering to these pointers definitely will alleviate the pressure of relocating the pets, at least.


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