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Moving house: packing up the pets

Moving house can be stressful for everyone involved, including the furrier members of the family. We’ve already looked at ways to take the stress out of moving house, but how do you make the transition easier for pets? As experienced estate agents in Cardiff, we’ve helped plenty of four legged friends move into new, happy homes with their families. Here are just a few things you should consider if you’re moving with pets

Creatures of habit

As creatures of habit, cats can often struggle more than other animals when it comes to moving home. As such, it’s best not to let your feline friends outside until they’ve been in their new home for a good few weeks. Unfortunately, some cats do go missing after they move house, as they haven’t quite got their bearings. Cats rely heavily on scent; they rub pheromones on their territory to create a trail of scent that helps to guide them home. By keeping a close eye on them for a few weeks, you’ll ensure that they have enough time to build a scent profile before they go venturing further afield.

Creature comforts

Moving house

When you let your pets out to explore your new garden, go outside with them the first few times to help them build confidence and relax in their new surroundings. Start off with short periods of time outside and gradually build it up until they’re more confident in their new surroundings.

New home, new collar

It’s important that you make sure your pets’ collar tags are updated to show your new address after a move. If you have your pet microchipped then you’ll need to inform the company that holds your pet’s data of your new address.

If you and your furry friends are considering a move to the bright lights of Cardiff, get in touch with our team today.

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