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Relocating can be a daunting task for the entire family. However, it can be more trying on your pets. When relocating with pets, it is essential to ensure that they are kept safe and secure throughout the move. Pets are always wary about new surroundings and they must be handled carefully.
The best available option when relocating with pets is carrying them yourself, if possible. This involves less preparation time and is the safest for the pet. However, this does not mean that there is no preparation involved at all. First, you have to consider the time of travel and whether the pet is prone to motion sickness, which generally does not take place for short distances. In addition, you must keep sufficient supply of food and water to ensure your pet is not exhausted and worn out. You also need to keep a cleaning cloth and newspapers or other items that are necessary on standby. If you will be stopping along the way, ensure that you take care of the petвЂ™s accommodation as well.
It is always advisable to get your pet checked by the vet before going on long journeys. This takes care of the medical requirements before traveling and once you reach the new destination. It protects your pet from infections in the new environment.
Another option available is transporting your pet by air. Many airlines offer this facility but it necessary to check with the destination country/ state if there are any restrictions. Also, ensure that there will be some one at destination to take care of your pet before your arrival. You can always leave a clean piece of cloth with your scent, which will keep your pet comfortable. You may also carry the pet along with you, but your may require to provide a health certificate for your pet.
While traveling, always ensure that your pet has proper identification. This may include a collar tag, microchip, or any other form of identification. This is necessary in case your pet gets lost and helps to identify and retrieve your pet at the earliest. The tags and collars must be made to order and can be easily done at pet stores that have automated tag-making machines.
The above solves the relocating problems for most pets. In the case of fish, you need to find out how different the water is at the new destination. The best way of transporting your fish is by placing them in a bucket with the filters. Fill the bucket with the water that is already in your tank.
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