How to Prepare Pets for Delivery
When either moving to Scotland with pets, moving cats to England, or any other pet relocation UK adventure, you need to plan carefully and be prepared. Pets can find travel a very stressful experience. You can prepare them for a smooth transport, as well as prepare items to help with transport.
Make sure that you have a travel kennel to hand, and that your pet is familiar and comfortable with it. You can first kennel train them indoors, and then move the kennel to your vehicle to drive around with them to practice. If you can, make a trip to the veterinarian to get them checked up for travel and get any additional vaccines they may need.
Make sure you give your pet transporter any medications or special items your pet needs while travelling, as well as their food. Find out if the transporter has bowls or if you need to provide them. Ask the courier how often they stop for the pets to eliminate and get a little exercise. It’s also a good idea to make a list of contacts to use in an emergency.
Pet Relocation Checklist:
- Travel Kennel
- Appropriate bedding
- Food and water for the duration of the trip
- Any medications required
- Health and history records, including general health, breed certificates, and immunisation record
- Identification details, on the collar, microchip, and preferably on both
- Collar and Leash
- Contact numbers in case of an emergency