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Tips for Preparing your Pet for a Long Distance Move from Vancouver, BC

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Moving a live animal long distances to or from Vancouver, BC, or elsewhere in Canada can bring a number of challenges depending on which method of transportation you decide to choose. In this blog post we’ll give you some tips to help you prepare for moving your pet safely and comfortably anywhere in Canada.

Microchip your pet

Make sure to arrange to microchip your pet at least 2 weeks before your move so there’s enough time to register a second contact, as this could make the difference in keeping track of your beloved pet.

This is a great way to track your pet, should they go missing for any reason during your relocation.

Familiarize your pet with its crate

Another way to help your pet’s feel better during the move is to allow them to spend time in the crate prior to moving day. We recommend doing this well in advance so that your pet has enough time to adapt to their new environment. Another good way to make them feel comfortable is to associate their new crate with some reward i.e. let them eat and sleep in the crate.

For most pets travelling by airlines, a properly sized crate will be necessary. It is important that you purchase a crate that is sturdy and has enough space for your pet to be comfortable during the journey.

Let your pet exercise

A good way to make sure that your pet feels comfortable in their crate is to provide them with a sufficient amount of exercise before your moving date.

Consider increasing the length of your pet’s walks from the usual time prior to the move so that they feel quite tired during the move. Not only will this prevent your pet from getting antsy and wanting to escape, it will also significantly reduce their stress levels during the moving process.

Pack accordingly

Depending on what kind of transport your pet will be taken by to your new home, there will be different amounts of pet accessories you are allowed to take. However, it’s always important to pack as much as you can, as well as extras of everything your pet may need during the move, such as any medication they may need to take, food, toys to keep them entertained, litter bags, leashes and grooming equipment.

Preparing your pet for a move is a challenging process, but if you do your research and take every precaution you can – there won’t be a reason why your pet won’t reach your new home safely and happily.


About our Company

Viktoria Professional Movers Vancouver is a professional moving company operating out of TorontoBarrieVancouver and Calgary, providing high quality local and long distance moving services throughout Vancouver BC and across Canada. Thanks to our country-wide network we are also able to service our clients’ long distance moving needs throughout Canada. By helping to educate our clients on topics that can help them plan and execute a successful move, we are fulfilling our directive of taking the stigma out of hiring professional movers, and helping to make the moving process a stress free experience overall. To hear first-hand about our high quality moving services, please visit Homestars page where you can read reviews on our company submitted by many of our satisfied customers.

Call Viktoria Professional Movers Vancouver (604) 628-6543 or Toll Free: 1 (877) 399-1315 for a FREE Consultation in regards to your residential or office moving, packing and storage needs in Vancouver and British Columbia.


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