Monday, 7 March 2011

Tips for an easy move with your dog

He'll always find something to do whilst your busy!

Moving home can be stressful for you and your dog. How do you make it easier on your four legged friend?

Here's some tips -

Make sure before you move that you register with the local vet and take any relevant paperwork with you, including details of inoculations and any medications your dog is on. 

If your pet is on medication make sure you get enough to do you way beyond your next vet visit. 

If you are taking your dog with you in the car, ensure that they are secured in the back with a dog harness or doggy seatbelt.  Alternatively use a dog carrier.  Loose dogs can cause accidents. 

Don’t alter your dog’s routine simply because you have moved.  Dogs like routine; it makes them feel safe. 

If at all possible, take your four legged friend to visit his new home before you move.  That way he can get used to his new surroundings and smells. 

If the previous occupant of the house had pets make sure you give the place a good airing and a good clean.  This is you and your pet’s home now.

There is a spray and diffuser you can get which mimics the smell of a mother dog and makes your pooch feel safe, like he did when he was a puppy.  Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) is the hormone that a mother dog secretes for the first week of giving birth to her puppies to make them feel safe and secure.  You can also get it in collar form and various people I know who have used it thoroughly recommend it, although it can be expensive. 

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