Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Move With Pets

Dated: 02/21/2016

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Whether you're buying or selling -- Moving Day is stressful for everyone.  


Here's an article from the Huffington Post, authored by Laura McHolm, offering great tips to keep Fido cared for during the moving process:


1.  BefImage titleore Moving Day: Become familiar with pet rules and regulations. Landlords and homeowners' associations may have specific pet rules. Become familiar with your new area's leash laws, pet ordinances and/or pet licensing requirements. Your pet may need additional vaccinations, medications or certain certificates depending on where you are moving. A call to the local animal control facility should answer your questions.


2.  Talk To Your Current Vet: Your veterinarian is a great resource. If you have an animal that dislikes traveling, your vet can suggest behavior modification techniques or medication that can make traveling less stressful for your pet. When talking to your vet, also discuss getting Fido micro-chipped.  Identification microchips can be a vital step in reuniting pets with their owners.


3.  Find A New Vet: Find a new vet in your new area before moving day. Your current vet may be able to make recommendations for colleagues he or she knows in your new area. When finding a new vet, it is recommended to set up an appointment as soon as you move in order to get established. It's always important to make sure you are comfortable with their practice before they are needed in an emergency.


4.  Get Medical Records: Before you leave your old home, make sure you get a copy of all of your pet's medical records to give to your new vet and be sure to find the closest emergency animal hospital and keep that phone number handy.


5.  Update Your Address: Don't forget to have new identification tags with your new address and phone number made for your pet's collar, and if your pet has an identification microchip, remember to update your contact information in the database. It's also recommended that you start carrying a picture of your pet with you in case they get lost.


6.  Keep Things Normal: Instead of pulling an all-nighter to pack, try to pack over a long period of time so that your pet thinks everything is normal. This will keep their stress level down. It can help to bring out their carriers a few a weeks before the move. Put their favorite treats and toys inside their carriers so they can get used to it before the big moving day. Don't pack the food away! Keep your pet's food, water, bowls, medication and any other important supplies (like that favorite squeaky toy) off the moving truck and with you.


7.  Moving Day: During the actual moving day, where boxes and furniture are being moved, pets should be removed. Find a friend who wouldn't mind pet sitting or find a place away from all the noise of moving such as a doggy day care. If you can visit them during a spare moment, it can help reassure the pets that nothing is going on. Keeping pets locked away in a room during moving day can make them anxious from all the noise and new people that might be in your home. If you must keep them locked away, find a quiet room, water bowl and put a HUGE sign on the door.


8.  Travel with Your Pet: Unless your move is long distance or international, your pet will likely be traveling by car with you nearby. By driving them yourself you can care for them and give them a sense of familiarity as they move. To prepare your pet for this trip, drive for short distances with your pet to prepare them before the final move. Also, remember to plan ahead for any special carriers your pets may need for transportation. There are even special seat belts for large dogs.


9.  Air Travel: If you are moving your pet by air or internationally, check all rules and regulations far ahead of the day you plan to leave and remember to keep your pet's special documentation at hand.


10.  After Moving Day: Don't let pets roam around the neighborhood until they are acclimated. Take them out on a leash to explore their new territory and show them how to get home. If you let them out in a new place right away, they might get lost or run away due to stress. Make sure your pet's new identification tags are secured to their collar.


Following these guidelines can eliminate many of the common stressors / problems for you and your pet.  By the way, If you're thinking of making a move in the Northern Kentucky market area, a quick search on the Northern KY Multiple Listing Service (MLS) turned up over 80 properties that highlighted "fenced yard" as one of their attributes.  Here's a quick list of five that we especially like...


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Click on any picture in this report to see more information/pictures about each of these properties.  If no picture is present, it means that particular property is no longer available! 


Terry Eibeck and Regional Realty specialize in Residential Real Estate. We have the tools, time, staff and market experience to provide you with professional results!.  To see any property listed for sale throughout Northern KY, Lexington-Bluegrass and Greater Louisville MLS give us a call at (859) 620-7653. Visit us on the web at www.nkyHomeHub.com


To search all properties for sale in the Northern KY MLS download my free app by texting 'terry' to 859-780-5527

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Featured properties may not be listed by the office/agent presenting this brochure.  Information has not been verified, is not guaranteed and is subject to change.  The data relating to real estate for sale on this report comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange program of Northern Kentucky MLS. 

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Terry Eibeck

Terry is the Principal Broker at Regional Realty. He is a motivated Realtor specializing with investors and new home buyers located in the following areas; Alexandria, Ft. Thomas, Ft. Mitchell, Indepe....

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