Here at Fleet Removals, we understand moving house can be a stressful time, and perhaps none more so than for your little furry friends. Moving house with pets is often overlooked, so we've put together a simple guide to ensure they settle into their new home as quickly as you do.
Move them in the car
It's important to remember to move your pets in the car, rather than in the removals lorry. Dogs tend to adapt pretty well to new surroundings, but cats find this is a little more difficult. If you're not moving far away, it's likely that your cat will return to your old house. If this is the case, warn the new owners and ask them not to feed the cat if it does visit them.
Move them last
Put your cat in its carrier with a blanket and some food on moving day, leaving them in the smallest bedroom until everything else is loaded up. Leaving this room until last will help keep them calm, and our removals teams are always happy to oblige. Plugging in a pheromone diffuser could help if your pet is particularly anxious.
Don't let them out straight away
Not letting your cat out for 2 weeks will help the, to feel safe in their new surroundings plus give them chance to mark their territory. Making sure your pet is microchipped before letting them out for the first time is sensible too, and you should remember to update your address details with the vet. Feeding them a little less than they normally have will keep them feeling a bit hungry, which could help them to find their way back home.
For house removals in Liverpool and the surrounding areas, and for advice on moving with pets from our expert team, call Britannia Fleet Removals on 0800 4488336. We can ensure your move is as stress-free and goes as smoothly as possible.