Pet Transport: How To Safely Relocate Your Cat Or Dog


Pet Transport: How to Safely Relocate Your Cat or Dog

When you're moving from one state to another, or even across the country, there's a chance that you may have a furry friend coming along with you. Nearly 50% of US households have a dog or cat, with many people considering their pets members of the family.


You may have already made arrangements for auto transport, but what about your pets? Pet transport is a bit different than shipping a car, and special attention is needed in the process to make the experience as comfortable for Fido as possible.


Deciding How to Transport Your Pet: Road or Air


If you can't take your dog or cat with you during your move for any reason, you have several choices in terms of pet transport. First, you can choose to have your cat or dog transported via air.


However, another popular option is to have your pet transported by using a travel kennel. Travel kennels are the most ideal way to use pet transport and get your cat or dog to your new home quickly and safely.


Preparing Your Pet For Travel


When you are ready to move forward with pet transport, it's important to take your pet to the vet for a checkup. Shipping an unhealthy pet is risky and can be dangerous to your own pet and other pets around it.


Furthermore, you'll want to get your pet used to traveling in a car. You can start this process by allowing him or her to explore the car while it’s parked, and then move onto driving your pet around the block. Getting your pet used to the sounds and movement of vehicles can help east anxiety.


Supplies For Travel


On the day of your travel, be sure that you pack necessities for your pet, including:

  • Food
  • Dishes
  • Toys
  • Bedding
  • Leash
  • ID Tag
  • Veterinary Records

Transport Your Vehicle And Pet With DIY Transport


When you need to ship an array of belongings, DIY Transport can handle the shipping of pets, cars, boats, motorcycles, household goods, and more. Get in touch with us today by using our auto transport calculator, or give us a call for more information on pet transport at 800-266-2202.

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