Bay Area Moving Company’s Tips for Pet Owners

bay-area-residential-moversOne of the most common questions long distance moving companies receive is: “What am I supposed to do with my pet?” Moving can be a stressful experience for pets and their parents alike.

Fortunately, interstate movers know many methods for making your move as safe and comfortable as possible for your pet. Here are some tips:

Driving with Pets

Whenever pets travel in a car, owners should take the proper precautions to keep them out of harm’s way. This involves such measures as:

  • Securing them in a cage or seat harness.
  • Providing adequate food and water (liquids in the car can be tricky).
  • Keeping them at a comfortable temperature — never leave them in the car alone.

Moving with Your Feline Friend

When moving your cat to a new home, keep her in a cage. The structure should be secured, so it doesn’t slide around; a small blanket or towel in the bottom can make it more comfortable. Your cat’s cage should also include:

  • Snap-in food and water trays (unless you plan to stop frequently to provide these).
  • Toys to keep her distracted and entertained.
  • Adequate ventilation.

Transporting Your Canine Companion

Moving with a dog may seem as simple as letting Fido loose in the car. However, this isn’t the safest option for you or your dog. A better choice is to keep him snapped into a seat with a specialized harness, so he won’t be injured in case of an accident or braking incident. Just remember to stop often for “potty breaks!”

Free Mover Quotes from Magic Moving and Storage

For all your moving needs and questions, trust the residential movers at Magic Moving. Give us a call today at 877-246-2442, or fill out our free online moving quote, so your long distance move is a breeze! We will do all of the moving and packing for you, so that you can focus on the other important aspects of relocation.