Pet transportation can be a stressful experience for both you and your pets. We have the experience and knowledge to arrange trauma-free pet transportation to your new home. Importantly, we understand and comply with government requirements and regulations associated with pet transportation.
Some things you can do to ease the stress of moving your pets to your new home:
- Before leaving, schedule a veterinary examination. You can then check your pet's health, obtain copies of vaccination records and a health certificate (if required), update identification tags, and discuss the need for a tranquilliser or other precautionary measures for the trip.
- If travelling to your new home by car, make sure to get your pet comfortable with auto travel by taking it on short drives before the day of the move.
- Don't feed your pet for seven hours prior to your trip, pack a container of fresh water, and stop frequently for walks.
- If stopping at a hotel overnight, make sure pets are allowed.
- Never leave your pet in the car alone.
Birds and small pets such as hamsters can travel in their carriers if the carrier can be placed in a stable, well-ventilated and draft-free area. Covering the carrier while the car is moving often calms an animal .
If transporting your pet by air, contact the airline in advance to check regulations, services and policies. Some other considerations are:
- Consider direct flights to minimise the amount of time your pet will be in transit.
- Select a portable carrier that is large enough for your pet to move around in.
- Let your pet become accustomed to the carrier ahead of the trip.
- Mark the carrier with "Live Animal", your pet's name, your new address and phone number and any special handling instructions.