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Help Your Pets Adjust To Your New Colorado Home

Diane Beaumont, a mortgage specialist with Benchmark Mortgage in Colorado, shared some great tips about moving with pets. These tips hold true in my area of California as well as anywhere else.

Diane hasn't been blogging on Active Rain for very long -- give her a big thanks and the AR welcome!

Moving to a new home can be a difficult transition for everyone in the family, including the furry, four-legged members.Help pets adjust to a new home

Dogs and cats develop a strong bond with their environment so when they are relocated from their territory it can cause them stress.

Here are some tips to ease your pets' transition to a new home:

Keep Your Mood Calm 
Pets are very tuned-in to your emotions and will sense your mood. If you are stressed throughout the moving process, your cat or dog will pick up on this and it will make him anxious. Try to remain calm and give your pet plenty of attention and reassurance during the process of moving.

Transporting Your Pet 
A few weeks before the move, introduce your pet to his pet carrier so that he becomes familiar with it. It will be much less scary for him to be transported in a carrier, which already has recognizable smells and perhaps a favorite chew toy or blanket inside. When you are moving your pets to your new home, it is a good idea not to feed them for about three hours before setting off, as this can help to prevent accidents while in transit.

Upon Arrival 
When you get to your new residence, place your pets in one room of the house and provide them with water, food, and a few familiar possessions. Keep them in a closed room while you move things in, as the process of moving boxes and furniture can be chaotic and doors can be left open. Once everything has been moved in, you can take the time to give your pet some one-on-one attention.

Dogs find routines comforting, so try to stick to the same schedule of feeding and walking in your new home. Cats will want to explore and rub their scent all over the house to claim it as their territory. A cat might attempt to return to its old home after a move, so keep it indoors for a few weeks at first.

These are just a few ways that you can make moving to a new home a better experience for your beloved pets. If you'd like more suggestions for helping your pets and family adjust to a move, call or email me with your questions.

Help Your Pets Adjust To Your New Colorado Home was written by Diane Beaumont.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsLottie Kendall • January 28 2013 09:52AM

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Lottie Kendall, thanks for sharing these great tip for our pests, I posted on Diane's post about how stressful our furry creatures can become not knowing what is going on. Thanks for the re-post and sharing such great tips. Best wishes for a beautiful Monday... Bob

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 7 years ago

Hey Bob, thanks for taking the time to go over to Diane's blog. We're having a gorgeous day here -- how about Austin?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing the blog, Lottie.  Enjoy your evening!

Posted by Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage (Benchmark Mortgage) almost 7 years ago

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