Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10 Tips for Moving With Pets

Moving to a new home can be stressful on your pets, but there are many things you can do to make the process as painless as possible. Contact Uber-Movers about these service.
  1. Update your pet’s tag. Make sure your pet is wearing a sturdy collar with an identification tag that is labeled with your current contact information. The tag should include your destination location, telephone number, and cell phone number so that you can be reached immediately during the move.
  2. Ask for veterinary records. If you’re moving far enough away that you’ll need a new vet, you should ask for a current copy of your pet’s vaccinations. You also can ask for your pet’s medical history to give to your new vet, although that can normally be faxed directly to the new medical-care provider upon request. Depending on your destination, your pet may need additional vaccinations, medications, and health certificates. Have your current vet's phone number handy in case of an emergency, or in case your new vet would like more information about your pet.
  3. Keep medications and food on hand. Keep at least one week’s worth of food and medication with you in case of an emergency. Vets can’t write a prescription without a prior doctor/patient relationship, which can cause delays if you need medication right away. You may want to ask for an extra prescription refill before you move. The same preparation should be taken with special therapeutic foods — purchase an extra supply in case you can't find the food right away in your new area.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Houston News Conference on Moving Scams Latest Sign of Growing Joint Public - Private Efforts to Fight Fraud

A Houston news conference today warning consumers about moving scams is the latest example of growing public-private partnerships between professional movers and state regulators, according to the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA).

May is National Moving Month, which kicks off the busiest season of the year for relocations, but also often means a proliferation of unlicensed, untrained, rogues out to rip off unsuspecting customers.

"We're seeing more regional moving associations working together with their state regulators to get the word out that consumers should always look for movers who are in full compliance with applicable laws," said Linda Bauer Darr, AMSA president and CEO, who appeared at today's event at a Houston branch of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).