Moving to a new city, starting a new job and having a new home are all great positive things. London is one of the biggest cities in Europe and the possibilities there are almost endless. If you have decided to move to the capital and build your dream life there, it is normal to want to make your pet a part of it.
Londoners love pets and it is common to stop on the street by a little child asking you to stroke your dog. Unfortunately, when it comes to renting a home, things are not so bright. There will be some difficulties with finding a landlord that will allow you to have a pet in their property. We would like to encourage you to not give up on your dream, so here are some things that you can do in order to find the perfect home for you and your animal friend in London.
Here are some important things that you should think about when moving to London with your pet:
One thing that you can do to assure your future landlord that your pet is not the next Cujo and it will not destroy their property, is to create a pet CV. You should include the following information:
Executing a proper house moving in London with a pet is a bit of a challenge. Bear in mind that you have to start the preparations for the relocation at least a couple of weeks in advance. Depending on the type of pet, you own you can do several things to make the transition less stressful for the animal.
Spend a few hours prior to the moving date to arrange the new house and create a safe doggy corner. Bring some of your pets’ toys and put one of your old shirts there, anything that will give your dog a sense of security and familiarity. If it is possible, take your furry friend to the new place and let it sniff around and introduce it to the surrounding area.
Dogs have a great sense of smell, and it is important to restrain yourself from cleaning the new house for a couple of days after the house moving to London. The well-known smell of the old home will calm and assure the dog.
Cats have a strong connection and a sense of ownership when it comes to the place they live in. A house move is a particularly stressful experience for them and you need to be very cautious with its preparation. A good idea is to talk to your vet and ask them for medications that will calm your cat. There are different types of pheromones that can be sprayed in the house, and help the animal feel more secure in its new surroundings. Cats, like dogs, need a safe space in the home, so make sure to arrange a spot for them.
In terms of actual moving, birds are easier than cats and dogs, but they still need specific care. Make sure to provide your feathery friends with a proper carrier for the car ride. It is best to remove all toys for the duration of the transfer and make sure that the door of the cage is properly secured. After arriving at the new home put the cage back to its former condition and place it in a quiet room away from the hassle of the unpacking. Ask in your local pet shop for a specialised food with more minerals that will energise your bird.
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