Moving with pets

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Moving is never easy. There are a lot of complications involved with a change of address. Sterling Van Lines has been the leading pioneer for 30 years in the moving industry and specializes in small moves

Don't Forget the dog!

Moving day can be incredibly stressful, especially for those who have pets. Luckily, we’ve prepared a helpful list of things to keep in mind, so that you can make your next move with your pets without all of the anxiety and tension.

  1. Pack For Your Pets

    Be sure to track down all of the items that your pet will need to make them feel safe and secure and pack them in a place where they can be easily reached. Pack your pet’s toys, food, and medication away in boxes where they cannot easily be reached and placing them on the moving truck. Keep a backpack or duffel bag handy, so that you can provide them with the items they need immediately, without having to dig through umpteen boxes.

  2. Try to Maintain a Normal Routine

    While your routine on the day of the move will be far from normal, this does not mean that your pet should suffer a similar fate. On the day of the move, do your absolute best not to disrupt the routine of your animals too drastically. Your pet is going to notice when you try to pull an all-night packing session or when you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off, getting everything ready. Plan ahead, so that you do not have to frighten your pets.

  3. Bring Them in Your Vehicle If Possible

    For those are who moving cross country or over long distances. Bringing their pets with them may not be an option those who are moving over shorter distances. They should bring their pet along for the ride if possible. Seeing a familiar face helps them to navigate an unfamiliar situation and you can even take them on short drives before moving day, as a dry run of sorts.

  4. Finding a New Veterinarian

    When moving to a new area, it is best to find a new vet for your pet before moving day. If you’re keeping the same vet, then be sure to speak to them about ways to modify the animal’s behavior that will make for an easier move. Moving further away? Ask your current vet if they have any recommendations for finding a new one in the region you’re heading to.

  5. Prepare For the Worst

    Expecting the best and preparing for the worst is always important during a move and your pets are no different. Health issues have a way of cropping up at the least opportune times, so have a copy of the animal’s medical records handy, know where the closest emergency animal hospitals are located and have their phone numbers at the ready.

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As a moving company, we are proud of the work we do in helping people to move- and thought we would share a few words from our customers.

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