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Helping Your Pet Adjust to Their New Home

May 21st, 2012 5:11 pm by

Once you moved into your new home, you are keenly aware of your own transition.  However, don’t forget about your pet.  Your pet will take some time to settle into a routine and their new home too.  There are several things you can do to help them feel at home sooner.

Set up their bed and food dishes as soon as you move into your new home.  You want to show them where they are located and help them navigate.  As much as possible keep consistent with a routine and where you have placed their things.  Once you set up their things, do not keep moving them around.  It will just confuse them and make them feel unsettled.

You want to make sure to get all of their prescriptions refilled before you move.  This will help to make sure your pet remains stable and there are no major changes other than the relocation.  This also buys you time to find a vet in your new community. 

Depending on the type of pet you have, after you move in take your pet around your new home and let them get the lay of the land.  During the first few weeks of transition, you want to keep an eye on your pet and make them feel comfortable.  They may be confused and try to run off.  Therefore, you definitely want to take some precautions to prevent them from doing so.  Making it easier on your pet will give you comfort that they will be making a smooth transition with you.