Top Tips For Moving House With Pets

When you are a pet owner, moving house takes on an entirely new dimension. It is really no more complicated moving with pets than it is moving with a 3-year old child. However, as we have found at Geelong removalists, it takes about the same amount of planning. 

Moving House With Pets Without Any Hassle

To make house moving with pets easier, it is best to create a specialist check list. Once you start planning for your pets, you will realise they really do come with a lot of stuff of their own. 

One of the things that you must remember, is that all of your pet accessories should be easy to access. Fido is bound to want his drinking bowl the moment you arrive. And your cat will probably be desperate for his litter tray. If you can, you should pack for your pets exclusively. 

Moving the multi-pet household is particularly challenging. You may end up with a large number of boxes and transport crates. Not all pets need transport crates, but cats and some breeds of dogs certainly do need their own means of travel. 

Check with your vet well in advance before you start packing your pets. 

Exotic Pets

The staff at Geelong removals have realised that we have become a nation of exotic pet keepers. You be surprised how many home owners contact us and ask us advice about on how to move exotic pets. 

It is worthwhile to point out that many exotic pets need licenses. In Geelong, exotic pet license law can vary. If you are moving out of state, you need to check with a vet in your new home town or city to find out what laws apply. 

Make Sure You Pack Food

Not only do you need to pack your pets’ bedding materials. You also need to make sure you have fast access to food and water. Pet owners know that some of cats and dogs can be rather specific when it comes to food. They may not like certain brands. 

Pack your pet’s favorite brand of pet food just in case it is not available at your new location. Once you are there, you can always source it online. 

To increase the chances of your pet friend settling in okay, make sure your new house is ready for him or her. A dog’s garden should ideally be enclosed and you may want to keep your cat indoors for a couple of weeks. 

If you need any more advice, please get in touch with the team at Geelong removals

If you need a removalist, get these guys. We have way too much stuff, but Tom and Cam smashed it out so quickly – and with a smile on their face the whole time. Great service, fair price, and no issues.

Johnathan McMaugh


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