How to Calm a Pet During a Move

by Darlene Zagata, eHow

Moving can be a stressful time not only for people but also for their pets. Moving can be traumatic for pets so it is necessary to take steps to ensure your pet’s safety during the move and ease the anxiety.

How to Calm a Pet During a Move

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    Keep your pet occupied and contained while moving household items. Door are often left open while furniture and boxes are being moved and an anxious pet may seek escape. Pets can also be accidentally injured while objects are being moved so it is best to secure your pet outside or in a room where there will be no traffic.

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    Make sure your pet is wearing proper identification in the event he makes a run for it. Be certain your pet has a collar and tags with your pet’s name and your phone number. List your cell phone number on the tag if your home phone number will change due to the move.

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    Give your pet familiar items to keep him comfortable. Before taking every last item out of the house make sure you leave a few comfort items to help keep your pet calm. Keep items such as a blanket, favorite toys or other familiar items that your pet can have as security during the move.

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