New pet owners often consider cats to be low-maintenance companions that are largely independent and prefer solitude to human interaction. So, if the pet owners decide to go on a quick weekend getaway or plan a weeklong vacation, they assume that as long as they leave out enough dry food and fresh water, their furry friend will be content. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Here are a few reasons why every cat should have a pet sitter:
1. Home Emergency
A lot of things can go wrong when an animal is left alone in a house, including break-ins, electrical fires or even a flood. Having a pet sitter guarantees that someone is checking in on your home and pet daily, making sure that your property is safe and secure while you’re away.
2. Medical Emergency
When you leave your cat alone for days at a time you run the risk of them falling ill or getting inured. Even if it were just a minor medical issue, you wouldn’t want your four-legged friend suffering alone because no one was checking in on them. A pet sitter that is trained in pet first aid and CPR will recognize your cat’s symptoms and will make sure that they receive veterinary care as soon as possible.
3. Increased Anxiety
Even if your cat is left home alone during a typical workweek, it can still be incredibly stressful for him or her to be totally on their own. Your cat is used to you coming home at a certain time each day, and disrupting their routine and suddenly taking away their social interaction is confusing and can cause anxiety.
Don’t risk your pet’s health and happiness by abandoning them at home while you’re on vacation. Hire WHPS the next time you go away to make sure that your pet and your home are well cared for.
To learn more about why your cat needs a pet sitter, check out our blog: The Dangers of Every Other Day Cat Visits
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