When you have to go out of town and are unable to take your furry family member with you, an option to help keep them relaxed and comfortable is hiring a pet sitter to come to your home. According to Pet Sitters International, there are 4 advantages of pet sitting:
- Pets are happier and experience less stress at home since they are in a familiar place
- Diet and exercise routines are kept consistent
- Travel anxiety for both you and your pet is eliminated
- Exposure to illnesses is minimized
There are two types of pet sitters – ones who drop in during the day to walk/clean the litter boxes, and feed and play with your pet; and those who stay overnight. Depending on your pet’s needs, having someone come in a couple times per day may be sufficient. Especially if they are already used to being alone during the day while you are at work. If you work from home or your furry family member requires more special attention, it may be best to have someone stay at your house while you are away.
We want to make sure all your furry family members are happy and safe while you are away. Here is our list of pet sitters from our referral list:
If you have any further questions about pet sitting, please call us at: (773) 327-4446.
Written for Blum Animal Hospital by Jackie Sheppard.