5 things to keep in mind before moving with your pets

Relocation, let’s be honest, is one of the most stressful things that can happen to you in life. And moving with a pet can be even more stressful, whether you’re moving to another house down the road or to another city or country. If you’ve ever moved with a pet, you’ll know firsthand the worry you’ve faced, lying awake worrying that it might get sick, get lost, or worse during the trip.

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The good thing is that there are now plenty of relocation agencies that can take care of some of the paperwork and logistics, reducing your stress. “A pet is not just a pet, but an integral part of the home, the most beloved member of the family and a loyal best friend who provides you with the best pampering possible. And like every loved one, they too deserve love, care and the best of services, including travel,” says Sainadh Duvvuru, co-founder and CBO of HappyLocate, a Bangalore-based pet relocation company.

However, don’t assume that a simple Google search is enough to identify a good pet relocation agency. It’s best to keep a few things in mind before you go ahead with entrusting your precious fur baby to just anyone.

Duvvuru lists the top five things pet lovers should consider before taking the plunge.

Make sure they have valid legal documents/certifications

Authenticity is one of the most important qualities a moving company should have. It has to do with your safety and well-being. Therefore, it must be administered properly. Ask your moving company to show you the license and any required paperwork. Whichever destination you choose, preparing your pet for the trip requires completing the necessary paperwork. These legal documents produced by the government serve as proof of its legitimacy and integrity.

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Do your own research before trusting someone with your pet Before moving your pet, follow some basic steps to make the process more fluid. Check the duration of the trip, safety precautions and how your pet will be transported. Also, check if you can track your moments in real time through phone trackers. To avoid last-minute legal complications, make sure your relocation company follows all regulations and laws.

Consult with a veterinarian before moving

It is necessary to consult a doctor and obtain his wellness certification for the perfect relocation of your pet. Also, get all the necessary vaccinations for your furry friend or check to see if your relocation company can take responsibility for vaccinations if you have limited time.

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Budget with time

Last minute travel decisions can be hectic and costly with limited options for relocation. However, budgeting ahead of time can help things get done on time. Don’t go ahead with the first company you meet for pet relocation. Find and compare at least 2-3 companies based on their services, prices, and other factors, and choose the one that offers security and reliable delivery at a reasonable price.

Focus on the essential things

A great business knows the importance of the smallest things. While transporting pets, the supplier needs to be aware of minor details such as food, purified water, special needs dogs, pet-friendly cleaning materials, and regular exercise. A company of trained pet sitters and canine behavior specialists throughout your pet’s journey will be in the loop and make sure your pet feels safe and comfortable.

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