Moving house isn’t just stressful for people. A house move can turn a cat or dog’s life upside down completely and be more disruptive to their life than yours. Both cats and dogs are highly sensitive to change, they’ll know about the imminent move as soon as you start planning it. To make it a stress-free move for them too, it’s important to make any necessary adjustments weeks in advance.
In the weeks leading to the big move, make sure to keep routine as normal as possible for them. Your pet should also be micro-chipped, though it also helps to make them a collar ID just in case they wander off upon arriving in your new home. Also, wash any pet bedding a few weeks prior. A new house with new smells will be strange enough. They’ll find comfort in old scents.