Pets are a huge part of family life. In a survey by Statistica in 2018/19, it reported that around 40% of the UK population own a pet. With 88% of these people saying that owning a pet improves their quality of life.
Moving house is one of the most stressful things we can do in life according to experts. So, if it is hard for people, imagine how stressful it must be for your pets. Animals take comfort from their surroundings, so a total change can make them feel really out of sorts. The stress starts when the packing boxes come out, especially for pets like cats and dogs who are free to roam the house. It is slightly less stressful for caged pets, fish and reptiles but you still need to ensure you have everything planned for them on the day. So how can we make it easier?