After you have bought a home with the help of Mark Fox Real Estate, it is time to start packing and moving into your new home. Moving can be a very stressful event for your entire family. This is especially true for your family pet. You cannot sit down and explain to your pet what is going on the way that you can your children. If you want to make the move as easy for your pet as possible. There are a few tips that you should follow to keep from traumatizing your pet during the move.

1) Keep Your Pet in a Quiet Area

During the move, you want to keep your pet in an area where there is not a great deal of activity. If your pet sees people coming and going and all of the commotion, he can become very stressed out. If the door keeps opening and closing while people are moving things in and out of the home, he could run off. It is best to keep him in a room with the door closed. Be sure that he has food, water, and a soft place to lay down.

2) Prepare an Easily Accessible Kit For Your Pet

When you are moving, you need to pack up everything in boxes and chances are, those boxes all won't get unpacked the same day that you move. In order to be sure that you have everything your pet is going to need, you should put some things together and bring them to the new home yourself. This way, all of his things will be handy when you get to the new home. Some of the things that you should bring separately are his food and water dishes, his food, treats, and his favorite toys. The more familiar things he has at the new home the better.

3) Leave Your Pets at the Old House for the Majority

of the Move
When you are moving, you want your pet to be the last thing that you bring to your new home. It is best to keep him in his familiar surroundings until you have some of your furniture set up. When you get him to the new home, he will see familiar things and he will feel more comfortable.

4) Keep His Tags On Him At All Times

Many homeowners get into the habit of taking their pet's collar off when they are in the house. This is something that you don't want to do during your move and for the first few weeks after. You are moving to a new neighborhood where nobody knows you and nobody knows your pet. If he escapes into the neighborhood, without his tags, your new neighbors will have no idea where he lives. Once your neighbors get to know you and your pet, you can start removing his collar again.

5) Get Your Pet's Records

If you are moving out of the area, you should visit your pet's vet and get all of his records and any prescriptions that he may need for the next few weeks. You should also ask for referrals for a vet in your new neighborhood.

Moving is just as stressful for pets as it is for humans. If you know a few tips to follow, you can make the transition much easier on your furry friend.

Author's Bio: 

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure.