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Make your move with pets, without problems

Venturing to carry out a move can be complicated, but with the necessary instructions and help you can turn this task into an exciting new adventure. Emptying all those drawers that you haven't opened in years, packing your belongings into boxes, moving everything...we know this part of the job well, but what about the animals? At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Spain we offer you all the instructions to take your best friend to your new home. Keep reading without missing any details, and discover with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Spain the best way to move your belongings and your pet to your new apartment or villa.

Tips for carrying out a move with a pet

Making a move involves thinking about many things, but this is no reason to forget about our most faithful friends, pets. For a pet, moving, just like for people, involves a lot of stress. That is why we must take special care to make them feel at home, at all times.

From the agency we offer some tips to make moving with your pet an easier task:

Always have his most important things on hand: his food, water and some of the toys he likes the most. Being close to their things your pet will be calmer.

Leave it in the care of a person you trust: a good idea is to go to someone from your family or friends who will take care of your pet throughout the move. This way you will avoid problems such as not knowing where he is or if he has eaten.

Notify the veterinarian: whether you keep your pet with the same professional, or you must change to one closer to your new property, we recommend that you notify your pet's office to keep you cared for, in any case. The vet will have to update your pet's chip, in any case, and you will need his medical history, this information cannot be lost. The veterinarian is one of the people who knows your pet best and that is why they will be able to give you some more specific advice that will be of great help for this new stage.

The animals last: a move is not done in a single trip, it can take several days. It is important that your pet travels last of all of them. This way you will ensure that it arrives at a furnished and cozy house.

Caring for your pet during the transfer to the new home

Something that we must take into account, although it may seem strange, is the transfer of your pet from one place to another. This should always be done in your usual vehicle. Animals should never go in the moving van or truck, where they would become just another piece of furniture.

It is important that they travel with you, they can go in a carrier if it is more comfortable for you. If your pet is not used to traveling by car, taking a few walks before the big day will get them used to it, avoiding possible problems during the move. Here are some additional tips:

Prepare a quiet area in the new home: during the first days your pet should have its own area. A quiet and quiet place, away from possible construction or movement of furniture. In this area, place your toys and important things as close to how they were in your old home. This way you will feel at home from the beginning.

Don't give him too much freedom: if you usually took your pet loose or used to leave the garden gate open, you will need to be careful when moving. Keep in mind that everything is new for her: a different neighborhood, new friends, unfamiliar noises. Wait a few days for her to get used to it and little by little you will be able to give her movements greater amplitude.

These tips focus on the most common pets like dogs and cats, but in general, they can be applied to any other animal. Be especially careful with birds and fish, as they are very delicate animals and can have a hard time during moves.

If you have fish, you should know that they are especially sensitive to changes in temperature. They should not be too cold or too hot during the move. To transport them, it is better to remove them from the aquarium since they are usually heavy and are in danger of falling or breaking. You can use a small bucket or a plastic bag closed with a rubber band for transport. Leave some air in the bag and open it every five hours to let in fresh air.

You can transport birds directly in their usual cage, but you should know that, like fish, they are very sensitive to changes in temperature and tend to get quite scared during moves. To reassure them, it is better to cover the cage during the journey. Even if you normally have it open, it is advisable to close it for the first few days. Until the animal gets used to it.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Spain offers you the best real estate offer in Spain.

The perfect property for you exists, as well as one where you can enjoy with your pet. Consult with our team of experts, and they will guide you to purchase the property of your dreams. We will help you in the search for your new home!

Published: 12 Jun 2024
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