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Your home is your pet’s safe zone, and new environment often raises feelings of anxiety. Your pet is keener than you think.  Moving is a stressful process, and that cannot really be controlled. Let your pet hang around your neighbor’s house, or lock him in his pound to save him from all the noise and hassle.

 Below are some of the ways on how you should handle your pet after the relocation process;

Help your pet adapt to a new environment

Take your pet to the new home in your own vehicle. Some animals feel more comfortable when moving in a vehicle they are used to. The small pets, like a cat and a puppy, can be put in a carrier, which is then secured with a seatbelt. A bigger pet like a dog can be moved in a kennel at the back of the car. Put the seat down if possible so that the pet cannot see the environment changing outside. Once the pet is in the car, do not open the kennel until it is in the new home. At the destination, be careful not to let your furry friend roam outside; he can easily get lost. Give him a few days to adjust to the new environment by walking him around the premises.

Help your pet settle to the new home

Talk to your pet about the move. It will surprise you how much better the pet will handle things when included in the dialogue. The calm in your voice will convince him all is and that there is no need for fear. Just like your kids, your pet likes routine and schedule. It is good if you stick to what your pet knows as his normal daily routine. This helps him to adjust much more easily. Take him for a walk, engage in play and feed the pet the same times as before you moved. Most pets, including dogs, crave normalcy and familiar smells, people and things. Carry with you their old toys, blankets, and bed. Show him around his new space and point to where he will be sleeping. This will easily help him settle into his new home.

Be around your pet for the first week

Regardless of the kind of pet you have, adjusting to the new home environment is tough. Knowing your pet’s demeanor, whether confident, shy or social, helps you understand their individual needs so you can easily provide the comfort they need. Allow yourself to spend some time with your pet before you get busy in the new setting. Spend some of your time away from your house in small increments to see how your pet will respond. Eventually, when you start working, your pet would have adjusted to the environment and will be comfortable being alone there.

Moving is a stressful process, and it will have an impact on your pet. Ensure that the process is smooth for them and be there for as long as you can for them.

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