Helping your pet acclimate to the weather in your new location is so important.  If your pet has lived outside in a temperate climate, you will have to bring them inside if you are moving to extreme temperatures.  If your pet is not used to the cold, you may want to consider purchasing some gear for your pet to keep them warm, when you take them out.  There are coats and booties you can buy to help your pet go for a walk in the cold.  Salt on the sidewalks used to melt the snow can get in your dog’s paws and make them very uncomfortable, so the booties will help prevent this.  If your dog is not willing to wear them, just make sure you clean out their paws when you return from your walk. 

If you are moving to extreme heat, you will have to be cognizant of taking steps to prevent heat stroke.  Smaller pets that stay indoors will not be affected.  However, for your four-legged friends you may want to consider cutting their hair short to help keep them cool.  Keeping them hydrated is also very important.  Also, just as you would not walk barefoot on extreme hot surfaces, you want to be careful with your four-legged friend.  Their paw pads can burn in extreme heat, so you want to make sure they have access to grass without having to walk on concrete or black top. 

It will take some time for your pet to build up a tolerance to the temperature change. Take steps to monitor your pet to prevent heat stroke or frost bite.  Pets will need time to get used to their environment in order to help make the transition successfully.  Keep in mind that your pet will not be able to tell you if something is wrong, so discuss with your vet warning signs to look for so that you can adequately address any issues before they happen.