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Moving with Dogs
Dogs are easier to move with than cats because dogs become more attached to their owners as opposed to their environment. In fact, unlike cats that prefer the routine, dogs welcome a change in the environment and even thrive in it.
Before the move
Most likely, your dog has become accustomed to riding in a car and being on a leash. However, it is recommended that you further condition your dog for longer car rides. Drive with him around the neighborhood a few times.

If you are moving to an area with a different climate, for example, from Florida to Minnesota, it is advisable for you to consult with your veterinarian.

Moving day
However, like cats, dogs may become a bit upset on moving day when they see all of the unusual activity. You should confine the dog in its favorite room along with its favorite blanket and toys.
What to pack in your pet's suitcase
Whether you are moving locally or a longer distance, make the drive with your pet more accommodating by packing a travel case. The following is a list of items to pack in your pet's suitcase.
  • The contact information of your regular veterinarian and a referral vet at your new residence.
  • Medical records.
  • Spare collars with ID tags and leashes.
  • Plenty of bottled water. Your pets' stomachs can be upset by a sudden change in the water.
  • Enough pet food and treats for the entire trip.
  • Can openers.
  • Several water and food dishes.
  • Plastic spoons for mixing and dishing out the food.
  • Your pets' favorite toys and blankets.
  • Combs, brushes, and flea powder.
  • Plastic bags for picking up waste.
  • Paper towels and sponges.
  • Cotton balls and q-tips to clean eyes and ears.
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