If you’re like most Americans, you’ll probably move every seven years. And if you have a dog or cat, it’s more than likely that you will be relocating to a new home within that pet’s lifetime which typically spans from 10 to 18 years.
Pets respond to change in much the same way that that humans do so there are some important things to take into account. They can get just as stressed out–if not more so–by moving because the house or apartment where they live is their habitat both day and night.
The key to a successful move with your dog or cat is to keep their routines as regular as possible in the days preceding the actual move date. You should continue to pursue normal activities and try to keep disruptions to your furry friend’s schedule at a minimum. So if you take Fido on morning walks or let Kitty out in the evening, then you need to keep doing this.
If you have a family, make one person responsible for looking after your pet during the actual move. If you are alone, either ask a friend to watch over Fido or Kitty or take your pet to a boarding facility. That way, you can protect your pet from any trauma they might experience as you pack your belongings and move house.
If you keep your animal pal at home, be aware that your pet might become frightened enough by all the unscheduled activity that he or she may run away. Be very careful about leaving house entrances open, as a stressed-out dog or cat may decide to bolt out the door.
While making a move easier on your pet is important, you also need to make it easier on yourself too. That’s why Lone Star Self-Storage offers storage solutions to lighten your load. Whatever your need and/or budget we have storage unit that’s just right for you. Contact us today!
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