Preparing Your Pet For a Long Distance Move in Canada

Pet Moving Tips - Movers Toronto

Of all your valuable belongings that you should be worried about when moving house, the well being of your pet should be one of your top priorities. Moving a live animal long distances to or from Toronto across Canada can present a number of difficulties depending on which method of transportation you choose. In this blog post we’ll go over a number of tips to aid in the preparation for moving your pets safely and comfortably.

Microchip your pet

Micro chipping your pet is a great preventative measure that you can take in the weeks leading up to your move. This is a good way to track your pets should they go missing for any reason during your travels; you can also add a second contact. Make sure to arrange to microchip your pet at least 2 weeks before your big move so there’s plenty of time to register a second contact, this could make the difference in finding your beloved lost pet.

Familiarize your pet with its crate.

For most pets travelling by airline, an appropriately sized crate will be a requirement. It is important that you purchase a crate that is sturdy and has enough space for your pet to be comfortable during the journey. One way to aid your pet’s move is to allow them to spend time in the crate prior to moving day. Make sure you do this well in advance so that they have enough time to adapt to their new environment; a good way to make them feel comfortable is to associate their new crate with reward i.e. let them eat and sleep in the crate.


One way to make sure that your pet feels comfortable in his/her crate is by providing them with a sufficient amount of exercise prior to your moving date. It may be a good idea to increase the length of your pet’s walks from the norm prior to the move so that they feel particularly exhausted during the process, not only will this prevent your pet from getting antsy and wanting to escape, it will also significantly reduce their stress levels during the process.

Pack accordingly

Depending on what kind of transport your pet will be taking to your new home, there will be varying amounts of pet accessories you are allowed to take. However, it’s always important to pack as much as you can, as well as extras of everything your pet may need for the big move, that includes any medication they may need to take, food, toys to keep them entertained, litter bags, leashes and grooming equipment. All of these things may not seem that important for a short journey, but they will all contribute to the well-being of your pet during this potentially stressful time.

Preparing your pet for a move is always going to a stressful prospect, there are few things more important than the well-being of your loved one (even if it is an animal). But the good news is that you can narrow your chances of incident and causing stress to your pet by simply planning effectively. If you do your research, take every precaution you can, then there’s no reason why your pet won’t reach your new home safely and happily.

About Viktoria Professional Movers Toronto

Viktoria Professional Movers Toronto is a professional moving and storage company operating out of Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, providing high quality local and long distance moving services throughout the GTA, Southern Ontario and across Canada. Thanks to our country-wide network we are also able to service our clients’ long distance moving needs throughout Canada. By helping to educate our clients on topics that can help them plan and execute a successful move, we are fulfilling our directive of taking the stigma out of hiring professional movers, and helping to make the moving process a stress free experience overall. To hear first-hand about our high quality moving services, please visit Homestars page where you can read reviews on our company submitted by many of our satisfied customers.

Call Viktoria Professional Movers Toronto (647) 344-1554 or Toll Free: 1 ( 877) 399-1315 for a FREE Consultation in regards to your residential or office moving needs to and from the GTA and Metro Toronto area.

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