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Pet Friendly Relocating

September 30, 2011

If you were going to relocate, you would hopefully consider all of your family members in the move, right?  You would think about how easy or difficult it might be for your spouse to find a new job.  You would research the schools in the area and try to find the best quality education for your children.  You would think about how they might adjust to the new area, and what sort of activities they could participate in in order to get acquainted with new people and new surroundings.

What about your furry family members, though?  Moving can be just as stressful for pets as it is for humans.

In order to make the transition a bit easier for yourself and your pet, be sure to schedule a full check up at your vet in advance of the move to ensure all of their vaccinations are up to date.  It is also a good idea to find a vet in your new community prior to your move.  Before the move, make sure your pet’s collar has an identification tag with your phone number on it, and don’t forget to order a new one with your new address to be added once you have arrived in your new community.

During the move, try to keep your pet’s diet, eating schedule, and amount of exercise as normal as possible.  It is also a good idea to carry and up to date picture of your pet with you during the move.

Pets can play a big role in making you feel at home in your new community – so make sure they feel at home too!

Did your new community make it onto this list of top 10 pet-friendly cities?  Check out the list, and then check out those communities on relocate.org!

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