A Few Reminders When Moving With A Pet

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Before moving your pet, here are some important reminders:
  • Schedule an examination by a veterinarian
  • Your veterinarian may suggest a tranquilizer or other precautionary measure
  • Obtain copies of your pet’s health and vaccination records and update identification tags
moving-with-pets-fl-moveIf you will travel by air, contact the airline well in advance to check regulations and services and to make reservations.  Book a weekday flight when there tends to be more cargo room.  Also, try to book a direct flight to reduce your pet’s confinement time.

Select a portable air-transport kennel that’s large enough for your pet to stand and move around.  Most airlines sell or rent these special carriers.  let your pet get accustomed to the kennel in advance of the trip.  mark the container “Live Animal”, and affix a label that includes your pet’s name, new address, phone number and special handling instructions.

If you will travel by car, acquaint your pet with car travel by taking it for short drives around the neighborhood. moving-with-pets-car-fl-move Don’t feed your pet for several hours prior to your trip.  Do, however, pack a canteen of fresh, cool water and stop frequently for drinks and walks.

If you stay overnight in a hotel, determine ahead of time if pets are welcome.  Finally (and this is important for ALL pets at all times) Never leave an animal unattended in a car.

Even in moderately warm weather, the temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in just a few minutes.  Conversely, in winter months, the temperature can drop will below freezing before you realize it.

Birds and small pets such as hamsters can travel by car in their cages, provided the cage is stable, properly ventilated, and protected from drafts.  Covering the cage may help to keep your pet calm.

Happy Moving!!!

Summer Shrimp Recipe

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Zippy Summer Shrimp

July Recipe Ingredients Original recipe makes 2 pounds

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, sliced

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons paprika

2 pounds shell-on de-veined jumbo shrimp

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

source:  allrecipes.com

Moving With Pets

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florida movers - packing up the dogMoving is stressful for humans but don’t forget about the impact on pets. Florida Moving Systems, Melbourne has some ideas for helping to make the transition easier for your furry family members.

  • Determine what the ordinances and regulations are for your new area, including leash laws, tags and licensing. Contact the local humane organizations and the City Clerk’s office for information.
  • Make sure you have copies of all of your pet’s records and vet’s contact information. You also should have the contact information and hours of operation for the local animal hospital in case of emergency during the move.
  • On moving day, secure a safe, quiet place for your pet to relax until the transition to the new location. All of the movement and changes in environment can be very stressful. Check on your pet regularly and try to maintain his or her normal potty and feeding schedule as much as possible. When moving in, do the same thing, keep your pet secured in a quiet, safe place until everything is settled, then allow your pet to move around and become familiar with the new surroundings.
  • Make sure you have your pet’s bowls, toys, medications, food and other necessary items accessible on moving day.
  • If your pet is normally anxious or nervous, speak with your vet about medication or other natural options to help keep your pet calm.
  • Make sure the new location is set up to be pet friendly. Have favorite toys or blankets available. Keep an eye on your pet and don’t leave him or her unsupervised until you feel confident that your pet is settled in. Keep your pet leashed until he or she becomes familiar with the new surroundings. Even if your pet responds well to your commands, the stress can easily cause your pet to become confused and run off.
  • During transport to the new location, it is recommended to use a crate or carrier to keep your pet secure and safe.
  • Ensure your pet’s tags are updated and you have a recent photo, in the unfortunate event your pet runs off.
  • If you need to find a new vet, do your research ahead of time. Inquire about emergency services, boarding, reputation, hours and maintenance services and pay attention to how the staff treats you while you are performing your research. Staff should be friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, helpful and caring.
For more tips or to discuss moving and storage needs call Florida Moving Systems, Melbourne today at (800) 283-6683 or visit www.flmove.com.      
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