Pet Travel Timeline/Checklist

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The following checklist will help ensure your pet is ready for the stress of moving to your new home.

4 Weeks Before Moving Day:

  • Inquire about health certificates, vaccinations, quarantines, and crates.
  • Visit your veterinarian.
  • If possible, visit your new location. Find out about new veterinarians, kennels, and any changes needed in your new home.
  • Plan your trip. Make reservations.
  • Get a travel crate and start training your pet.

1 - 2 Days Before Moving Day:

  • Check health certificates.
  • Confirm your reservations.
  • Prepare crate labels and containers. Get an ID collar for air travel
  • Pack your pet's food.
  • Clip your pet's nails.

Moving Day:

  • Label and prepare the crate.
  • Attach food and water dishes to the crate.
  • Feed your pet 6 hours before the flight.
  • Get your documents ready -- including the feeding schedule for any airline.
  • Medicate your pet if recommended.
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