Pets are a valued part of our family, yet they can also be just as frazzled when life changes. How do we decrease their stress levels and adapt to the inevitable fluctuations in their schedule?
When you're packing up your house to move, it's important to maintain the same daily routine for your pet so that they don't become overwhelmed or unsettled. Keeping their schedule as consistent as possible will help reduce stress and make their transition smoother.
Animals are creatures of habit, so it is essential to maintain their regular feeding, exercise and bedtime schedule during such a major change in order to minimize stress. Your pet will recognize that something isn't quite right when seeing boxes packed and owners bustling about; however, if you stick with the same routine as before, your furry friend can feel some semblance of normality even amidst the chaos.
You might be wondering how Fido or Fluffy can get involved in the moving process, as they certainly aren't able to help you pack boxes and tidy up. Fortunately, there are a few ways for your four-legged friend to join in on the excitement of relocation! Here's what we suggest:
Dogs may be able to use fetch as an enjoyable activity, but cats usually respond differently in stressful or unfamiliar environments - they tend to hide. But when it comes down to it, what cat doesn't love a giant box for them to explore and play with?
As we face this momentous transition, it is vital to maintain the regular routine. To ease your furry friends into the move, leave their familiar items - such as food bowls and beds - until last. This will provide them with some sense of security while limiting any additional stress they may experience during the process.
To ensure your pet is as serene and secure as possible, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - The Watson Group has gathered a plethora of tips to avoid stressful situations or accidents.
If your pet's behavior has changed, do not worry - this is completely normal. To make the moving process easier for both you and your pets, check out the new report Pet Owners – Tips to Making Your Move Easier on Your Pets. It covers everything that you need to know in order to ensure a stress-free transition!
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May your move be filled with joy!