Best Practices for Being a Multi-State Homeowner With a Pet


Whether you have a cat, dog, or pet turtle, if you own homes in both New Jersey and Florida, there are a few best practices you should follow to make sure your pet is happy and healthy.

1. Keep Your Pet's Documentation Organized

Every state has different regulations when it comes to owning a pet. For example, some states have leash laws, while others don't. Keeping your pet's documentation organized will help you ensure you're compliant in every state.

Additionally, make sure your pet's ID tags are always updated with your current contact information. 

2. Find the Best Pet Services

If you have pets, it's important to have a vet in each state you live in. That way, you can get your pet checked out and make sure it's healthy each time you've been in one place for a few months. It's also important to have plenty of flea and tick prevention on hand, as well as an option for pet sitting.

One of the biggest ways you can save money when living in more than one state is by shopping around for insurance bundles. Companies often offer multipurpose packages, such as home, auto, life, and pet insurance bundles. For example, if you have a home in NJ, and a home in Florida, consider a policy that covers both homes.

This principle also applies to pet insurance. Having pet insurance ensures you won't have to worry about expensive veterinary bills if your pet gets sick or injured. For the best ways to shop for Florida pet insurance, be sure to compare rates and multistate coverage options to find the best deal.

From regular checkups to emergency surgeries, pet insurance can help you cover the costs of keeping your furry friend healthy. This way, you can offset the cost of expensive vet bills in both NJ, and Florida.

3. Create a Pet Care Plan

If you ever have to go out of town and can't take your pet with you, it's important to have a plan in place for its care. Whether you have a friend or family member who can watch them or use a professional pet sitting service, make sure you're comfortable with the arrangements.

If you're using a pet sitter, it's important to establish rules and expectations beforehand. Discuss things like feeding schedules, daily routines, and any behavioral issues your pet might have. The more information you can provide, the better prepared your pet sitter will be.

In the event of emergencies, it's important to have a plan in place. Know where the nearest animal hospital is, and have a list of emergency contacts on hand, including your vet's number, the poison control center, and a 24-hour pet sitting service.

Take a Breath

By following these best practices, you can rest assured knowing your pet will be happy and healthy no matter if it's in your NJ, or Florida home.

Article Submitted (2022) By:

Bruce Fletcher 

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