Pet travel kit
In the week prior to the day of your move,
plan to collect a kit of items that will
make travel easier for your pet. This kit
should include food and water as well as
their dishes, and a can opener if needed
for opening food containers. Also include
a leash, the pet’s favorite toy, and
some treats in the kit, as well as some sort
of bedding. A blanket or pillowcase from
home will have familiar scents on it that
will be calming to your pet, so these can
be especially helpful for jittery travelers.
If the veterinarian has prescribed a sedative
or other medication for your pet, also pack
this in the travel kit. If you don’t
already have updated health records for your
pet’s immunizations and other treatments,
obtain these from your vet now and place
them in the travel kit.
Pack clean-up supplies such as deodorizer,
paper towels, and a comb or brush in the
travel kit as well. Bring flea or tick repellent
if your area requires.
If you don’t already have a crate
or other travel carrier for your pet, purchase
one now. This will allow time for your pet
to get familiarized with it. Put a few treats
or a favorite toy inside the carrier and
invite your pet to investigate. Don’t
force your pet inside the carrier, but let
it discover it on its own.