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Guide for Moving Your Pets and plants

Moving to a new home can be quite a task. You have to practically pack up your entire house and transfer it to a new place. Whether you move a block, to a new state or even a new country - that really doesn’t matter. No matter how far you go, the job of moving to a new home is no easy task!

The moving business doesn’t stop with packing and moving your things alone. Something very important remains to be thought of and taken care of. They are your naughty, dearly loved and adored pets, and if you have a green thumb - your prized plants. When you move, you have to arrange for the safety of your pets and plants. They are your responsibility, so you would definitely want to take them with you, but if taking them with you is not possible or unsafe for them, then you have to arrange for someplace safe for them.

Firstly, finalize what do want to do with the plants in your old home. There are some companies who specialize in moving your plants, but such companies cannot ensure the safety of your plants, because they may suffer due to lack of water and light, and possible temperature changes while they are being moved in a van.

Another option for your plants is to give away your plants to relatives. You can also contribute plants to a hospital or other organizations. Plants could also be included as one of the items that you can sell in your garage sale.

Some states will allow the entry of all house plants; others admit them in as per certain rules and regulations. Call the local U.S. Department of Agriculture to find out the regulations that apply to you.

Like all things with life, your plants also need special care, especially while moving and relocating to a new house. If it is a long-distance move, then you should transport your plants in a temperature-controlled surrounding, such as your car. Extreme temperature changes and less fresh air in a moving van can be a great threat to your plants.

Plants that are planted in ceramic pots should be replanted in plastic pots before you move. This way, both your plant and your expensive ceramic pot are safe, and you can also check for pests that need to be taken care of. Use sterilizing potting soil instead of outdoor soil to place them in plastic pots, as most states allow only those pots that have plants planted with sterilizing potting soil.

For plants that you can’t take with you, like outdoor plants that are a part of the landscape, you can take cuttings of those plants and put them in unsealed zip-lock plastic pouches. Then place them in boxes upright. This way they will have moisture and air and can survive several days of travel and be ready to be planted in your new home.

And when you reach your new home, unpack your plants as soon as you can. Take them out through the bottom of the container to avoid damaging your plant by breaking leaves and branches.

For your pets, take them to the veterinarian before you move them. Most states will demand health certificates and proof of vaccinations including rabies inoculations. See to it that identification and rabies tags are safely attached to your pet's collar.

Arrange for transportation of your pets to make sure that they have a safe journey whether you take them in the car or send by the air. Plan out boarding your pets either at your destination or at a kennel near your old home till you settle down in your new home in the new city.

It can be particularly distressing moving your pets for your pets as much as it is distressing for you. They have an emotional and territorial attachment to your old home. They have favorite hiding corners and places to play. Therefore, on the day of moving, with all kinds of strangers present (like the moving and packing company personnel), they can become extremely troubled, as their kingdom is being taken apart.

Your pets can act strangely such as the cats can mess around and scratch. Dogs can growl, bark at full volume and maybe even bite someone. Cats or dogs both can hysterically run around the house, or go out of the house and get lost, or get under something and end up getting wounded or injured. With the doors left open in cold weather, pets like birds can catch cold and may even die. So, on the day of moving, pay attention to the needs of your pet and give them a whole lot of care to ensure their safety. Try to keep them in familiar human company. Make sure they have there favorite food, water and a comfortable place to relieve themselves, available to them. Go over and see them to reassure them as often as you can on the moving day. Be very sensitive to their likely disturbed feelings. After the move is complete you can bring your pets into your new home.

Make your pet visit the new residence before you move so that they can familiarize with the new house. You can even camp out with your pet at your new home for a few days. This is definitely a sensitive thing to do that will help your pet immensely to feel at home in the new house in a short span of time.

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