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5 Tips for Moving to San Diego With a Pet

If you're moving long distance with your pet, to San Diego or to anywhere else, you may be worried about things not going as well as you'd like along the way.

You don't want your pet to be stressed out during the move, but you also have a million other things to think about to make your move a success. 

However, you shouldn't worry. Moving with a pet is easier than you think.

There are a number of things you need to keep in mind to keep your pet happy during your move, but as long as you give them the same love, care, and attention during the process that you always do, your furry friend will settle into your new home in a jiffy.

In the end, he or she may settle into your new home even faster than you!

Read on for some great tips about how to make a long-distance move with a pet that will keep you both happy, calm, and relaxed. 

1. Update Your Pets ID Tags

Before you leave your old place, make sure that your pet is wearing a collar with tags that show your current phone number and your new address. His or her old tags, which show your old address, won't be much help at all if your pet gets loose. If your pet is not microchipped, you may want to do that, too, just in case.

2. Expose Your Pet to the Carrier and the Car

Some pets love going in the car; others hate it. The safest way to transport an animal in your vehicle is by keeping him or her in a crate or in a carrier, so take the time to get your pet used to whatever container you plan to use. You might also consider going on a few short, regional trips before the big day so your pet can get used to riding in the car for a distance.

3. Talk to Your Vet

Your vet knows your pet better than anyone other than you, and it's likely that he or she has some great moving tips to offer you when it comes to moving with a pet a long distance. You'll also want to collect your pet's medical records so you can give them to your new vet once you've found one.

4. Separate Your Pet From the Action

There is so much activity on moving day! Whether you're moving out of your old place or into your new one in San Diego, it's wise to separate your pet from the action. If you can get a friend or relative to watch your pet at their home during this process, great. If not, keep your dog or cat in a separate room with food, water and toys and be sure to check on him or her often.

5. Stick to Your Pet's Usual Routine

Pets are creatures of habit and your pet will be expecting walks, bathroom breaks, treats, and meals at the same time no matter where you are. Adhering to his or her schedule will keep your pet calm and will put both of your minds at ease. 

Moving With a Pet Is Easier Than You Think

If you follow the above tips, you'll find that moving with a pet is easier than you may have thought it would be. Remember, although this is a major change for all of you, your pet is happiest wherever you are.

Once you get to your new home in beautiful San Diego, you and your pet can start to settle in and explore the area, and it will feel like home to both of you before you know it.

If you're looking for some great real estate offerings in the San Diego area, please check out our listings and contact us today. We can't wait to help you and your pet find your new home!

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