People often underestimate how hard it is to relocate a pet. They think that relocating one is just like relocating a lamp or another inanimate object. Well, we are here to tell you that it is far from it. Especially when it comes to bringing dogs & cats to Florida. In order to do so properly, you need to take care of your pet and make sure that it is safe and healthy. You will need to prepare for your relocation so that your pet is spared from needless moving stress and you will have to help them cope with new surroundings. Luckily, we are here to give you a couple of tips.
Prepare for moving with pets
No relocation is possible without proper preparations. And, while this may seem like a common knowledge phrase, you need to remember it well. Before bringing dogs & cats to Florida, there are numerous things that you will need to take care of. Things that will determine whether your pet will adjust to your new surroundings or get sick and depressed.
The first thing you need to do is to research Florida. Depending on where you are moving from, Florida can be quite a different environment. The sunshine state has its specific climate that might take some time getting used to. For instance, you will have to prepare for hurricane season, which is not something that average Americans deal with. So, do yourself a favor, and research Florida as much as you can before moving here.
Make sure that your pets are healthy
Moving with a pet is arduous. Moving with a sick pet is almost impossible. Therefore, you need to visit a vet before bringing dogs & cats to Florida. Go to your usual one and describe to them your situation. Not only will they perform a check up on your pet, but they will also give you some helpful advice. Advice that can be of great service once you move with your pet to Florida. Plus, they can give you supplements and vitamins for your pet that will help keep their health up after moving. This can be quite beneficial as the moving stress can have an impact on your pet's immune system.
Organize moving with pets in mind
In order to properly relocate with your pet to Florida, you will need to organize your relocation with them in mind. The first thing that you need to do is to find decent movers to help you out. Movers that have experience with pet relocation and that know how to deal with one. When moving to Florida from another state you will have a lot to deal with. Which is why you will need a reliable moving company on your side. Only with their help will you be able to manage your move and keep your pet happy and healthy.
After bringing dogs & cats to Florida
Once you've dealt with bringing dogs & cats to Florida, you will need to help them settle in. You can rejoice, as the more difficult part of relocation is over. What comes now is helping your pet get accustomed to their new surroundings. Now, we realize that every pet is different. Therefore, they respond to moving in different ways. But there are certain things that remain the same, no matter what your pet is like. Which is why there are some clever things you can do to make living in Florida with your pets a bit easier.
What to do right away
Most people start relaxing after moving and enjoying Florida. While this is completely understandable, is it by no means wise. The last place you want to find yourself in is having a sick pet and not knowing where to take it. Especially if it is an emergency. Therefore, the first thing to do after bringing dogs & cats to Florida is to find a vet that can take care of them. If you've moved to Fort Lauderdale, find a vet that works in your area. They can give you useful tips on how to help your pets adjust to new climate and new surroundings.
How to help dogs cope with Florida
Dogs are, by their nature, territorial and attached to their owners. This means that after moving with them to a new place, you will need to help them adjust. The best way to do this is to take them for a walk. This will introduce both you and them to your new surroundings. Furthermore, it will allow your dog to mark its territory. The sooner you start going for walks with your dogs, the sooner they will adapt to Florida. Sometimes there are even Pet Playdate Camps you can take them to in order to help them have a good time. Remember, dogs like company. So, you better give them some and find them some more.
How to help cats cope with Florida
With cats, on the other hand, you need to have a less hands-on approach. Cats tend to be more self-dependent. They don't like changing their surroundings as they like to be quite familiar with any place that they live in. And changing the surrounding prevents them from being so. Therefore, the best thing you can do for your cat is to just leave it be and make sure that it has a healthy diet. What you can do for it is to keep its health up and make sure that the new climate is not making it sick. Besides that, you can simply get accustomed to the fact that your cat will explore your entire house. Do not try to stop it or get involved, as you will only annoy it. Remember, dogs have owners. Cats have staff.
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