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How To Relocate With Your Pets
Relocating with pets isn't as simple as just dragging them into the backseat of your car and taking them to a completely foreign place and hoping they manage. You have to consider the well-being of your furry friend and make sure to follow the three P's: Preparation, Presentation, and Persistence.
Preparation:

1. The most important thing to remember when relocating an animal is to not spring it on them. If they're reclining on their favorite seat and then out of nowhere strangers come in with packaging supplies to store everything your pet will be left confused and scared. Taking things slowly and starting early with all the packing will benefit everyone involved, but especially your pet, because then they will have time to adjust to a changing environment.

2. Another great way of preparing your animal for the trip ahead is by continually talking to them and always staying calm so that they will know that everything is okay and be more comfortable and relaxed about the situation.

3. Lastly, if you're planning on taking a flight the best thing you can do is get your animal used to the stressful environment on the plane by taking them through the car wash so they don't scared when flying.

4. Make sure your animal gets adjusted to eating less during the travel by feeding them 1/3 less than they usually do for a couple weeks before the adventure.
Presentation:

1. Some people may think this sounds silly, but filling your animals carriers with their favorite toys, cozy blankets, and some yummy treats is a great way to assure that your pet will be relaxed while traveling and happy to be inside their cage during the trip.

2. The second part of presentation has to do with the actual transportation. After you've backed up your vehicle and are about to put the carrier and animal inside, it's a good idea to cover the carrier with a light blanket so they won't get freaked out from the passing scenery. 

3. If you're moving to another country you're also going to want to present them with all proper paperwork and test results of your animal so there are no hiccups in your plans.

4. Once you've arrived at the new house, before your animal sees their new home, make sure to do a walk through just to make sure there are no potential dangers at play like stray packaging supplies.
Persistence

1. Just because you're officially home doesn't mean your job is done. You first have to make sure that you get back to the schedule that you're animal was used to before the move.

2. It's best at first to keep your furniture in as similar of a layout as it was in your old home and slowly readjust things so your animal doesn't get spooked by too much change too fast.

3. No matter who's bringing in the belongings to the house, it's always best to take out your animal first and keep them in the bathroom while everything gets placed inside so that they don't get scared.
When you adopted your best friend you made a commitment to take care of them, so follow this instruction manual to the best of your ability and your pet should adjust perfectly fine.