Managing Pet Stress During Your Move to Tulsa

Moving with PetsBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving your family is stressful regardless of how you look at it and keeping the typical anxiety from increasing for the humans is often very a struggle. But while you are making sure your children will be alright with leaving behind their schools, friends, and communities, don't forget that Ruffie and Leo get tense and want a little bit more TLC, too. And of course, your pets are affected by environmental changes differently, so you'll need a sizeable head for all the therapy hats you must don throughout the move to Tulsa. Creatures which are living a contained existence typically don't have the emotional connection you've got with the cats and dogs--fish in a tank just tend not to tug on your heartstrings like the family dog can when he looks at you at dinnertime.

Here is how you will be able to keep your household pets stress-free and happy while you move to Tulsa--so at least someone in the household isn't a stressed mess.


Cats are inclined to attach to locations more than people--stories of cats which go with the homes aren't actually apocryphal. They're a concern if they are outdoors cats and you're carrying out a long distance move--cats are known to depart the new home to return "home". This may not be a great concern if you are heading around the street, otherwise, this can be a significant issue.

Think about it--your felines will not go to the door to go for an adventure when you pick up your car keys; they may be entirely happy to continue sunning themselves on the windowsill--up to when you start packing and the windowsill is gone behind a stack of boxes. Here's how to deal with your felines.

· Contain free-range cats, commencing a few months before you move to Tulsa. Get them accustomed to being inside with you--if it indicates late-life cat litter box training, so be it. Lure them into a cat carrier for a handful of hours daily, to make sure that they're not yowling maniacs when you put them in the car. Take the cats out for brief trips when you are doing errands--definitely in the carrier.

· Moving day, keep your cat as well as all feline necessities inside a area with the door shut. As soon as the professional movers have loaded the trucks and you're all set to depart, insert Kitty into the pet carrier. If your cat is not going to travel well, your vet might prescribe something, so your cat doesn't have a meltdown in the vehicle, thus causing you as well as the dog and the kids to have their own mini-meltdowns.

· When you are installed in the new home, repeat the moving-out process for a few days. Keep the cats contained in a space with their things, while you take care of the hubbub of moving, unpacking, and settling in. Even with indoor felines, they're going to be more content--and less inclined to illustrate their discontent by disregarding the litter box--if you delay until you have settled in a tad to permit them to roam free in the house.

· For outdoor felines, they'll require some time to get used to the new scents of the home and then to realize this is where their people are, before they ought to be let out to roam. Place a bit of food outside to help remind them where exactly home is.


Your pup just likes to be around you, yet he'll almost certainly get nervous if you are anxious. Canine stress is highest pre-move, so here's how to keep Spot calm and cool if you are losing your mind.

· Take sufficient time for packing, for anyone who is packing yourself. Seeing a little activity day by day isn't a big problem; going to doggie day camp for the day and coming back home to a bare house may freak him out.

· Remain in your standard routine--walks, supper, what you do, carry on doing it.

· Bring up to date the contact information if he has been microchipped; you can normally go online to make those changes.

· At the new home, show him the yard, take him out for a stroll, and ensure supper time is consistent.

Fish, Hamsters, Birds

Lock down the crates in the rear of your car or truck or make use of a pet mover to handle them. As aquariums and fish may be a headache to move, you could think about giving the aqua-pets to an elementary school.

Acquire copies of your pet's vet files prior to when you move to Tulsa, so you have all the immunization details on hand if you want to board before you see the new veterinarian.

Keeping the pets content as you move to Tulsa will go a considerable way in direction of keeping you happy. Following these tips definitely will ease the stress of relocating the pets, at least.


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