Owning a pet is a big commitment. They require daily attention, care, and love. These needs don’t stop when you have to travel. Pet sitters are perfect if you have to go out of town. Pet owners don’t hesitate to hire a sitter for their dogs but they often think their cats are more self-sufficient and don’t need someone to check in on them. After all, cats bathe themselves, self-feed and use a litter box so do they really need a sitter? Absolutely!
Cats do not like being left behind when you leave home. Even a well-trained cat can express anger that you left by scratching furniture or not using the litter box. This is why hiring a pet sitter for your feline friend is crucial. Sitter for your Critter offers professional sitters who will not only take excellent care of your cat but also offer you peace of mind when you’re away from home. Let us know your needs and expectations and we will make sure your pet is well taken care of in your absence. If you’re still on the fence about hiring a pet sitter, here are some reasons why you should take the plunge.
Food and Wate
Although cats are basically self-sufficient when it comes to feeding, it’s not a great idea to leave them alone for more than a night. Left alone, cats can easily get bored and boredom usually leads to mischief. This mischief might mean swiping at his or her water and food bowls, both making a mess all over the floor and emptying their necessary food and water. Having a daily visit from a pet sitter will ensure your cat has all their necessities.
We know that you love your cat and that you will plan for every eventuality when you’re gone. However, there are some things that are out of your control. Whether you’re taking a summer vacation or a winter getaway, the forces of nature can wreak havoc on your plans. Pipes can freeze, air conditioning units can break and power can go out. All of these instances leave your kitty in potentially dangerous situations which is why it’s important to have a pet sitter make a daily visit.
Cats are notorious escape artists. Their limber bodies can squeeze through almost any exit. If left alone for too long they will get anxious or angry and the chances of them escaping increases. In fact, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that 74% of lost cats never return home. A pet sitter eliminates this risk and make sure your cat stays comfortable and safe.
Love and Attention
Most people hold the false view that cats are relatively anti-social creatures who care little for the humans with whom they share space. However, this is a false assumption and a myth that just won’t go away. Cats need just as much affection and love as any other pet. Cats can be even more excited to see you than dogs are simply because the dogs are usually preoccupied with being fed and walked. Daily visits from a pet sitter will give your cat the affection and attention they need.
Cats are born hunters; it’s in their nature. Therefore, stimulation is a huge benefit to your cat. It helps them burn off some energy as well as occupies their mind. Without regular playtime, cats will get bored and might even be destructive. A pet sitter can take care of daily needs as well as spend some one-on-one time playing with your feline friend.
A cat sitter will not only make sure your pet is safe and well taken care of but will help keep your trip stress free by giving you the peace of mind that your pet is being looked in on every day. Don’t risk something happening, contact Sitter for Your Critter and arrange a pet sitter today.