Email Sign-Up Go to Shopping Cart (0)
 
 
EVERYDAY LOW PRICES ON PET SUPPLIES - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - FREE SHIPPING on orders $49 or more*
HOME »    ARTICLES »    PHARMACY »    TRAVEL & OUTDOORS »    MOVING TIPS WITH YOUR DOG
Shop Clearance
Refills
Save Time! Download our Prescription Fax Form PDF before you go to the veterinarian
Pet owners stay informed
Our Heartworm
Guarantee
Flea & Tick
No prescription required for Flea & Tick Control
Horses
Ferrets
Ordering Information
Full Prescription
Product List
Veterinarians
FREE Prescription Resource Guides
Pharmacy Articles
About Our Pharmacy
1-800-447-3021
Disposal of Unused Medicines

  

Moving Tips with Your Dog


Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
TOP VIEWED ARTICLES
12 Top Travel Tips 
Winter Safety for Outdoor Dogs 
Frostbite Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention 
PRODUCTS RELATED TO:
Travel & Outdoors
Cerenia Tablets (Brand)
Cerenia Tablets (Brand)
As low as $8.99

Moving to a new location or traveling can be stressful to your dog. Make sure he is equipped with proper identification and safe in his cage while traveling. Moving can be stressful, as change can be, not only to us, but to our pets as well, We have compiled the following tips to help you make your pet's move a little easier:

  1. Don't forget to ask your veterinarian for a copy of your pet's vaccination record and a health certificate if you are traveling state to state.

  2. ID tags on collar with new address, phone number. ID tags are relatively inexpensive, so if you are traveling across the country, it may be a good idea to put the number of your old veterinarian on the tag. Some pets, if frightened and run away, will run to a familiar place, which may end up being their old home.

  3. Use a cage or crate for the car (or one that is approved on your airline if you are flying). This will provide a safe haven for your dog. Make sure that the cage or crate is large enough for your pet to stand up, sit down, and turn around.

  4. Take your pet for short rides if he is not used to car travel.

  5. If traveling by car, make frequent rest stops for your dog. Animals are very sensitive to our feelings and if we are nervous they may be, too. As a consequence, they may need to "go" more frequently than normal.

  6. Use soothing natural remedies such as our Ultra-Calm®, which contains the nutraceutic valerian, or Rescue Remedy if your pet is especially nervous. Many pet owners have reported that these are very effective for relieving anxiety.

  7. When you arrive at your new house, allow your animal to sniff around the premises to get used to the new bombardment of odors.

We hope that following these tips will help make the move happy and less stressful for you and your pet.
Click here for a more printer-friendly version of this article.  
Click here for a pdf version of this article.  

 

 



Contact us