It’s July and you worry about getting your pets through the 4th of July fireworks and neighborhood celebrations. Now you are also worried about your upcoming move. As your Santa Barbara movers, Hazelwood Allied knows that moving can be traumatic for family pets. On top of that, it is incredibly hot at this time of year, and that can cause additional problems for your four-legged friends. Because pets are an important part of the family, here are some tips about how to safely move your pets during the summer season, from your Santa Barbara moving company:
- Check the laws in your new location: If you are moving to another state, be sure to check with their regulatory agencies to learn the laws for pet ownership, and to find out if any type of health certificate is required.
- Keep a copy of your pet’s health records handy: You should have a copy of your pet’s health records easily accessible in case your pet gets sick and your need to obtain veterinary help along the way.
- Pet ID: Some pets get excited and run away during a move. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with a name tag that lists your cell phone number. Consider getting a micro-chip implanted before you move. Have pictures of your pet available to show local authorities.
- Never leave your pet alone in the car: This can be emotionally traumatizing, but it is also extremely dangerous for your pet’s health. Try to travel with two people so one can take your pet for a walk or stay in the car with the air conditioner running, while the other takes a break.
- Keep some favorite toys and treats available: Pets like familiarity, so don’t transport all of their belongings in the moving van. Pack a small bag of favorite toys and treats so they will have a higher comfort level.
- Try to keep to the pet’s routine: Try to feed and walk your pet at the same time as you usually do when you are at home. When routines are changed, anxiety builds and accidents happen.
- Find a comfortable space at the new location: Keep your pet’s favorite blanket or bed out of the moving van, and set up a comfortable space in the new home as quickly as possible.
Happy 4th of July from Santa Barbara’s careful movers!
About Hazelwood Allied Moving and Storage: Hazelwood Allied Moving and Storage is one of the oldest family-owned Santa Barbara moving companies. The company offers residential moves, commercial moves, and storage units in Santa Barbara. Visit the website at http://www.hazelwoodallied.com/home to read testimonials about the Santa Barbara movers. “Like” the Facebook page for moving and storage tips. Call 800-541-5958 for a free moving estimate or information on Santa Barbara storage units.