A significant number of families and individuals who hired the best apartment movers in Bucks County, PA at Suburban Solutions, had at least one pet. Most of these furry friends are cats, dogs, rabbits, and hamsters, but we’ve also helped to move some funny talking parrots, the occasional ferret, and all sorts of colorful reptiles. If you have a pet and you are moving, our movers have collaborated with one another to create some easy to follow tips for moving with a pet:
Speak with Your Vet
If you are planning to move long distance, our best apartment movers in Bucks County suggest speaking with your vet to ensure your pet is healthy enough to endure the move. You should also ask for a copy of your pet’s medical records and vaccination records. You may need to have a special permit for your pet or even place them in quarantine for a while, so be sure to confirm this well beforehand. For example, moving with a pet to Hawaii will likely involve a quarantine and testing.
Get Your Pet Used to a Crate
If your are moving your pet in your own vehicle make sure they are acclimated to riding in the car. Short trips can prepare your pet for a longer distance move. If your pet has car sickness, ask your vet for some advice on what you can do to decrease the symptoms. If your pet will be placed in a crate, it is important to familiarize him or her with it. Place your pet’s favorite toy or a blanket inside the crate to ensure they are comfortable.
ID Your Pet
It is a good idea to microchip your pet, just in case he or she gets lost during your relocation. An ID collar is also a good idea and should have your most recent contact details such as a phone and email.
Pack a Special Box
When you are moving with a pet, pack a special box that consists of their food bowls, food, toys, medication, a scoop, dog bags, pet diapers, and so forth. Some people also include special treats or food for their pet. Pet accessories such as beds, cages, toys, scratching posts, litter boxes, and so forth can be packed up by the best apartment movers in PA at Suburban Solutions, so you don’t have to worry about traveling with those extra items in your own vehicle.
Book Pet Friendly Accommodation
If you will be moving far away and will need to stay in a hotel, it is important to book a place that allows pets. The last thing you want to happen is to arrive at your hotel with your pet in tow only to be told that you have to find another place. Look online for recommendations, but do this in advance.
Prepare the Crate
Whether your pet will board a plane or be with you in the car, if they are in a crate, make sure it is prepared. With crating an animal for a flight, you should print and laminate flyers that read “Live Animal”. You can include a photo of your pet, it’s name, contact details, flight number details, destination, special needs, and any other information. Tape this securely to the side and top of the crate. Close the crate door, but do not lock it. You can also ask the airline about food and water. Some airlines will provide this, while others will feed the pet if you provide your food. You may also need to tape on your pets health certificate.
At our moving company, we believe that our furry family members must also be taken into consideration and made as comfortable as possible! If you want help during your move, please contact the best apartment movers in Philadelphia at Suburban Solutions for a free quote — woof!