If you have pets you have probably noticed that they are even more sensitive to changes in their environment than you are. They know when something is coming and they worry about what the changes mean for them. One of the most stressful things you can do is subject your pets, especially your dog, to moving day.
There are a few things that you can do to make the move easier on your pet.
The first is make an effort to not allow yourself to get so stressed about the pending move. Your pet picks up on emotional triggers from you, when you are stressed and worried they quickly become the same way. Instead of worrying about the little things that could go wrong during the course of the move, you need to focus on keeping things lighthearted. When you feel yourself starting to worry, you should take your dog out for a run or play fetch in the backyard.
During the middle of a move, dogs seem to start to think that you no longer love them. You’ll notice little changes in their behavior like they are suddenly not eating as well as they used to, they start chewing things up, or they constantly seem to be underfoot. The one thing you shouldn’t do at this point is yell at them, which will only agitate them even more. Instead of getting on their case, you need to take a few minutes to sit down and just love them. It might not correct the behavioral problems completely, but it will at least give you dog a short break from their worries.
If you have a dog that is prone to stress, you might want to talk to your veterinarian about putting them on a temporary prescription for an anti-depressant. This will help your dog relax a bit.
Packing is going to be hard on your dog. The more possessions they see getting packed into boxes, the more anxious they are going to become. Since packing is usually something that takes a great deal of time, this means your dog is going to be stressed for a long time. The best way to keep your dog relaxed is by not allowing them to see you packing. The best thing you can do is hire a moving company San Antonio to come in and pack up your things for you. The moving company San Antonio will be able to do this quickly and will most likely do a better job of it than you could. While the moving company San Antonio are packing, you should take your dog on a trip so they can’t see their home getting dismantled. If you have the moving company San Antonio unpack all of your things once they have reached your new home, your dog will feel comfortable in the new environment and all of you can get on with your regular lives.
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