Relocating with Dogs (and Cats)

Seven months ago or so my partner and I took the plunge and left a busy inner city neighborhood for a life on NSW’s Central Coast.

We moved with two dogs and two cats. In the build up they knew something really weird was happening and it would have been very stressful for them.

What was even more stressful was the one and a half hour car trip. My partner was already at the house after coming up with the removalists. I was told to drive super safely because almost an entire family could be wiped out in a car accident!

So, we made it up and the dogs were so happy having been here for weekends. The cats on the other hand were petrified and wouldn’t leave their carry cages.

Eventually the hid in the bedrooms and after a week or so they loved living here too! It has just been the best move for all of us. The dogs get their walks by beaches and lakes and the cats are enjoying the peace and quiet. It has been so lovely that we recently adopted a rescue kitten called Leroy.

The only downside is that we have to worry about ticks and snakes from November through to March. For the cats, rather than spray them which they would hate we check them regularly.

On the dogs we cannot use Advantix because it could kill the cats! Instead they wear unsightly tick collars and we have to use a Frontline tick spot-on treatment twice a week.

It is worth it though because we can truly witness how happy they are!

 

Randa

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Feb 25, 2013 | 0 | Dog health

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