Managing Pet Stress During Your Move to Tulsa

Moving with PetsBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving your family is hectic irrespective of how you view it and keeping the usual anxiety under control for the humans can be quite a challenge. Yet while you're making sure your kids are alright with leaving their schools, pals, and communities, bear in mind that Fido and Leo get stressed out and require a little bit more TLC, as well. And of course, your pets react to environmental changes in different ways, so you'll need a big head for all the therapy hats you've got to wear over the move to Tulsa. Creatures that are living a contained lifestyle typically don't have the emotional connection you may have with your dogs and cats--fish in a tank just do not tug on your heartstrings similar to the family dog can when he looks at you at suppertime.

Here is how you will be able to keep your pets calm and happy as you move to Tulsa--so at least somebody in the household is not a stressed wreck.


Felines are inclined to attach to locations more than people--stories of cats which come with the residences are not actually apocryphal. They are a issue should they be outside cats and you're carrying out a long distance move--cats have been known to depart the new house to return "home". This is not a great worry if you're heading around the street, otherwise, it is a tremendous challenge.

Consider it--your cats won't go to the door to go for a car ride each time you pick up your car keys; they are perfectly happy to keep sunning themselves on the windowsill--until you begin packing and the windowsill vanishes behind a heap of cartons. Here is how to deal with your cats.

· Contain free-range cats, commencing a few weeks before you move to Tulsa. Get them accustomed to being inside with you--if it indicates late-life kitty litter box training, so be it. Entice them into a animal carrier for a few hours each day, to make sure that they're not meowing crazies when you put them in the car. Bring the cats out for brief rides if you're doing errands--definitely in the carrier.

· Moving day, keep your cat as well as all kitty essentials within a room with the door shut. As soon as the professional movers have packed the moving trucks and you are all set to depart, put your cat in the pet carrier. If your feline is not going to travel well, your veterinarian might prescribe something, so your cat does not have a meltdown in the vehicle, hence causing you and the family dog and the children to have their own mini-meltdowns.

· When you are installed in the new home, repeat the moving-out process for a few days. Keep the felines confined in an area together with their things, as you manage the commotion of moving, unpacking, and settling in. Even with inside cats, they're going to be happier--and less likely to display their unhappiness by overlooking the litter box--if you wait until you have settled in a bit to permit them to roam free in the house.

· For outside felines, they'll take some time to adapt to the new scents of the home and to understand this is where their people are, before they should be let out to roam. Place a bit of food outside to remind them where home is.


Your dog merely needs to be with you, but he will get concerned when you are uneasy. Canine anxiety is greatest pre-move, so here is how to keep Spot comfortable and cool if you are losing your mind.

· Give a lot of time for packing, if you're packing yourself. Seeing a bit of movement on a daily basis is not a big problem; heading to doggy camp for the day and returning home to a bare household will probably freak him out.

· Stay in your standard schedule--walks, supper, anything you do, keep doing it.

· Bring up to date the information if he's microchipped; you can generally go online to make those changes.

· At the new home, show him the lawn, take him out for a stroll, and ensure dinner time is steady.

Fish, Hamsters, Birds

Secure the crates in the rear of your vehicle or work with a pet mover to move them. As fish tanks and fish can be a obstacle to transport, you could think about giving the aqua-pets to an elementary school.

Obtain copies of your pet's vet records before you move to Tulsa, so you have all the immunization records handy if you have to board prior to when you see the new veterinarian.

Keeping your household pets comfortable as you move to Tulsa goes a long way to keeping you happy. Sticking to these tips definitely will ease the stress of moving the pets, at least.


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