We’re going to be relocating across the country next month. We’re concerned about how this will impact our pets and are wanting some tips on how to lessen the stress on them. Any advice?
Relocating in Timbergrove
Moving is stressful for everyone and many people don’t take into consideration the effect it can have on pets. Pets are creatures of habit and any disruption to their routine or surroundings can cause them to act out. The folks at the real estate blog, www.househunt.com have compiled a helpful list of tips to help ease the strain of the move on your pets. Here’s what they suggest:
* Update tags with easy to read name and phone numbers.
* Get vet records so that you can easily transfer to a new vet.
* Take time packing. Packing under duress at the last minute isn’t good for anyone!
During The Move:
* Keeps medicines and first aid handy and easily accessible.
* Keep all pets in crates. I know it’s tempting to let them run freely about the car, but it’s safer and more simple to have them contained.
* Make regular rest stops for potty breaks and leg-stretching.
* Find a new vet clinic for emergencies and for routine care.
* Start a new routine. Quickly establish a sense of normalcy to help your pets feel comfortable quickly.
* Lay out the essentials. Make sure that all of your pets favorite things are unpacked first so that they can feel comfortable right away.
Ready to Adopt?
Friends For Life is hosting their Home After Harvey Mega Adoption Event at the shelter (located at 107 E. 22nd Street) on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
The parking lot will be filled with dogs who can’t wait to meet you. Get in some cuddle time with cats in the Mobile Adoption Vehicle outside or inside in their free-roam rooms.
The Houston Police Officer’s Union will be sponsoring a Puppy Patrol litter! All adoption fees will be waived on that special group courtesy of HPOU! To learn more, visit their website at: www.friends4life.org.
Do you have a question for Tabby? Email her at: deartabby firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet of the Week
Meet Levi. Just like a good, old, softened pair of bluejeans, this boy will never let you down. Originally adopted as a puppy from BARC, Levi found himself turned out on the streets at the age of 7 or 8 years old. Levi is a doberman/hound mix who is sweet, gentle and gets along with everyone. Wouldn’t you love to spend your holidays with this angel? If so, contact Scout’s Honor at: email@example.com