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Your Complete Moving Guide Moving Your Pets Chapter 9 Getting Ready To Move Your Pets Moving houses can be just as stressful for your animal companions as it is for you. You’ll need to make sure their journey and transition to your new home is made as comfortable as possible. Prior To Moving Day If you’re moving cities and own a dog, you’ll need to organise the registration of your pet in your new destination through the city council. It’s best that you and your pet take a quick trip to the vet to ensure it’s in good health. While you’re there, you can update your pet’s ID tags and microchips and discuss any concerns about moving with your vet. You can also ask for recommendations for vets in your new area, and then make sure to register your pets there in time for any follow-up appointments. 22 Brought to you by ljhooker.co.nz If you plan to move your pet by car and it has not done much car travel, you could take a few steps weeks before the move to get them more comfortable. Begin by letting your pet explore the back seat of the car while it’s parked and turned off. Then you can move on to take short trips around the block to get them used to the movement.