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Moving with a pet

November 21st, 2011 10:56 pm by

The other member of your family, your pet does need some special care and attention when you are moving.  With all the busy preparation of the move, it is easy to overlook your furry friend.  Make time to meet with your veterinarian to make sure you have updated vaccinations and records.  This will be very important when transporting your pet.

On the day of your move, you want to make sure you have made arrangements for your  pet.  You want to have them either at a friend’s house or kenneled for their own safety.  With all of the activity and doors left open, you want to make sure  that your pet does not get out or stepped on.  Therefore, if you are transporting your pet, you may want to consider transporting them ahead of time.  You can transport your pet yourself with an airline carrier or you could hire a pet transport company to do it for you but it can be costly.  If needed, you will have to ensure a safe place to board your pet at your new location, which will also require additional research.  Depending on where you are moving, you will want to do your research ahead of time to see what will work best.  If you are moving abroad, it may be in your best interest to hire a company to help.  If it is in your budget, they will help you navigate the rules and regulations that govern pet transport and entry.  A little due diligence ahead of time will help ensure a safe transport and transition for your pet.  Looking for more information?  Your professionals at Highland have put together more great tips on moving your pet.