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Old 05-05-2013, 11:12 AM
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I know it's a hassle, but if you have the ability to pack your stuff for any move, I suggest you do it. And if you have to have someone come in and pack for you, tell them they can pack your packed stuff. This way you have the labels on your boxes (color coded or not), and their packing boxes should only reflect what room the boxes / packages were packed from. We moved a little less than a year ago, and I know stuff we had before we moved is not here, "or" is in a box in the garage without the label on it, or this miss-labeled box (MC/garage parts, etc...with pots & pans).
Also, for those traveling w/pets. If you are uncertain how your pet will react during any portion of your move - Talk with your vet about using tranquilizers. Esp on long road trips. When we moved from Illinois to California, our vet suggest 1/2 of a tranq for one of our cats (he had all his favorite toys and bed, and shared a crate w/other house cat)...pooor guy sounded drunk for most of the trip, we've never had to use one since...he travels just fine. His newer house-sister is a talker...I can almost imagine her saying "are we there yet?" or "I wanna see."
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:06 AM
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Very good ideas especially on the pets. We had to put one of our babies down not long ago and she was always stressed out to the max going to the Vet. We didn't want her final days on this earth to be stressful like that so we had the Vet give us a tranquilizer that put her to sleep (not death) and she slept peacefully to the Vet and during the end. So yes, tranquilizers can be wonderful things to have on hand.

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:09 PM
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Awesome tips! May I suggest, a cheaper alternative to pets tranqs would be Benedryl.

Human Benedryl and the kind prescribed for pets by a vet are the exact same thing. A year after our beagle was prescribed Diphenhydramine (benedryl) for his skin (which was misdiagnosed btw), we had plenty of left overs since we stopped giving it to him daily. We would give him one 25mg tablet to clam him, or two 25mg tablets to sedate him. Years later when we were having issues with him resting after a spinal surgery, our vet told us benedryl is the safest thing to give your pet and told us to give him that instead of driving all the way to the office for a tranq.
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