Things to Do Before Moving Your Pet

Things to Do Before Moving Your Pet

It is fair to say that moving is a stressful and difficult task. It becomes more challenging when you have pets. Relocation can be chaotic and confusing for humans and even more so for pets. It is vital to ensure that your pets are prepared for relocation.

Moving pets does not have to be a stressful and catastrophic affair. To ensure your pets have a safe and comfortable relocation experience, there are certain things that you need to do before moving your pet.

Here are the 5 Important things to do before moving your pet

Rules and regulations regarding pets in different countries

Rules and regulations regarding pets differ from one country to another. Wherever you decide to move, preparing your pet for the journey requires certain documents. You must do thorough research about the regulations and the documents required for pet export from your origin country and pet import into the country you plan to relocate. Some of the documents required include:

  • Import permit 
  • International health certificate 
  • Health certificate endorsed by the government of the domestic country

These documents are vital while transporting pets from one country to another. You must start preparing these documents as soon as you finalize your plan to relocate internationally. Having these documents ready and easily available will save a lot of time during the actual relocation of your pets.

Consult your vet

It is important that you consult your vet before moving your pet internationally. Your Vet can accurately tell you if your pet can undertake the journey or not. Also, many countries require pets that are being imported to take certain vaccinations as a precaution against diseases. Your vet can provide those vaccines and also advice you on how to keep your pets calm and stress-free during the relocation process.

Many countries, nowadays, require pets such as cats and dogs to be microchipped. It is very helpful, especially if you are moving your pet relocation. Your vet can help you with this procedure. If your veterinarian is well-connected, he or she can even introduce you to a fellow veterinarian or an acquaintance in the city you plan to relocate.

Research different airlines and their pet transportation policies

Different airlines have different guidelines and regulations for transporting pets internationally. It is important that you contact multiple airlines to get a better idea of their guidelines. You must also look at the prices charged by different airlines for transporting animals internationally.

Another vital thing to check is the connectivity of the airline. If there is no direct flight to your destination, your pet must change flights in between. You must be aware of the rules and guidelines pertaining to such situations. If the change of fight is in a different country, the rules may vary accordingly. Thorough research will help you decide which airline to choose to transport your pet.

Provide crate training to your pet

Crates are mandatory when you are transporting your pet via air. However, not all dogs or cats are comfortable with crates and may resist getting into one. It is vital that you introduce the crates to your pet well in advance. With proper training, your pet will get accustomed to crates that will help in their transportation. It will also help reduce stress and anxiety.

There are different types and sizes of crates available for pet transportation based on a pet’s size. Specific rules are set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regarding pet travel crates and all airlines must follow these rules to ensure a pet’s safety and comfort.

Hire a pet relocation expert

Moving one’s pet internationally is not an easy task and many owners find it challenging and confusing. Most owners are unaware of the intricacies and the details that entail transporting pets from one country to another. There is a high chance that most owners would end up making a mistake that can greatly affect their pet. To avoid such situations, it is best to hire a professional who is an expert in pet relocation. This will ensure that your pets are in safe and experienced hands.

Professional pet relocation companies ensure that your pet is safely transported to your new location without any incident. They will take care of all the paperwork, they will guide you to prepare your pet for the journey ahead and will also provide technical suggestions that can benefit your pet.

Pets are important members of a family and their comfort plays a vital role in the relocation process. Taking certain steps before moving your pet can help a great deal in the relocation process. This article provides a few tips that you should follow before moving your pet to make their transition comfortable and stress-free.

Globe Moving offers comprehensive end-to-end International Pet Relocation services such as Door to Door Pet Relocation, Supply of Pet Crates, Microchipping, Pet Boarding and more. All services are designed to make moving with pets a safe and stress-free experience for both the pet and the pet owner. For more details call Globe Moving on +91 80 4211 5151 or email us at

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