Moving to Alaska is a big change for everyone, including your pets. Moving time is stressful on both humans and pets. Your four footed family members will not understand the packing, chaos, and change in routine surrounding your relocation, and when you arrive in Alaska, they will also have to adjust to new weather conditions, just as you will. There are some things you can do to help your pets make the adjustment.
Talk to your vet
Some pets are better at moving than others, so before you make the move, talk to your vet about moving pets to Alaska and get some professional tips, tricks, and anti-anxiety medications to help your pet stay peaceful while you move. Some animals may try to escape the chaos, and you may need to crate them or isolate them in a quiet room for their own good.
Try to Maintain Your Pet’s Routine
You may not be able to avoid the pandemonium of packing and moving but try and keep your pet’s routine as normal as possible. Keep their feeding time and routine the same, and don’t neglect their play time and daily walks.
Have a Plan in Place on Moving Day
We highly recommend checking with a friend about watching your pet on moving day or putting your pets in a pet daycare facility the day of the move and picking them up right before setting off on your big move. This should help limit the initial stress of moving cross country with your pets.
Pack a Bag of Pet Essentials
Whether you are driving or flying when you are moving pets to Alaska you should pack a travel bag for them just as you would for yourself or your children. Your travel kit should contain food, snacks, a water bottle, collapsible bowl(s), medications, a toy or comfort item, and a blanket.
The weather adjustment in Alaska can be huge compared to where your pet is used to. Keep in mind that pets are a lot like children, and may be confused and a little scared when making such a big move as a move to Alaska. The weather conditions will likely be very different from what they’re used to, so talk to your vet about methods of helping them adjust to their new living conditions.
If you and your pets will be moving to Alaska, Golden North Van Lines can help make the move easier for all of you. With decades of experience moving homes and businesses to Alaska, we know the best way to get the job done right. When you put your trust in Golden North Van Lines, we’ll treat your household goods as if they were our very own. We can help you save money, stress, and hassle by offering you a cost effective moving option that gives you peace of mind, and arrive at your destination safe and sound. Golden North Van Lines is the moving company you can trust. Contact us today for a free quote and let us help you prepare for a peaceful, positive move.