Having someone, whether it is a friend, family member or professional pet sitter, stay in your house while you are away is many people’s preferred option as it creates the least amount of disruption to your cat and their routine.
However, finding the right person you trust who is happy to care for your best friend while you are away is not always easy. If you go down the route of a professional pet sitter, be sure to do your homework to make sure they are fully trained and insured and it is a good idea to ask for references from other customers.
Before you go away, write down your cat’s feeding schedule including details of any medication they need and at what times. It is also important to make sure your cat’s carer has the contact details of your local Vets4Pets practice so that they know who to call in an emergency.
If your cat gets upset when you go away, there are special plug-ins you can buy from your local Vets4Pets practice which emit a scent which mimics the naturally occurring pheromones that a new mother would produce which can help your cat feel more relaxed.