Do you have a feisty feline or a pampered puss? How do they act around home? Are they a creature of comfort, or do they get into the occasional scrape every now and then?
In this generation, we often treat our pets, particularly our cats, as royalty or extra children, and we want to know that our ‘fur babies’ are well cared for when we are away from home.
Therefore, when you start organizing your next trip, think of these six options for making sure your cat is well cared for while you’re away, and you don’t come home to the silent treatment.
- Organize time in a cattery:
Now before you start picturing images of a pound and numerous cages, let me put your mind at ease. A cattery can hold your kitty for a minimal daily fee with all their necessary needs.
Many boarding places will cater to the needs of any cat. At solarlodge.com.au, they provide the perfect stay, from short term to long term for any Sydney kitty. The friendly staff will provide your puss with food, bedding, and exercise. The time outside in the exercise yard will do them some good, whether it’s play or basking in the sunshine.
- A neighborly visit from next door:
I can testify to this. On many a trip to New Zealand, we had our next – door neighbor feed our cat. If you have a cat – friendly neighbor or someone in your neighborhood you can trust, leaving your cat at home is an option.
However, according to blog sites such as pethappy.com, this is only if they can visit daily, and know them well; otherwise, it is not recommended for any more than 24 hours.
- Have a friend or relative pet sit:
These days it is quite common for people to have a friend of relative pet sit their
four – legged furry friend. If you have a relative or a close friend who is willing,
your cat can spend the length of your trip at their residence. This will reduce fees that you would’ve taken out on a cattery and if they have other pets, it allows them to socialize.
- House sitting:
If you feel up to it, have someone come and house sit for you.
Web sites such as Airtasker will allow you to source a reputable person with credentials. It is best to inform the sitter that you own a cat to limit the search and make sure that the sitter doesn’t have an allergic reaction to cats or pet dander.
- Pet hotels in Melbourne:
If your feline is used to traveling, and you’re willing to spend, sites in Melbourne can certainly treat your cat to some pampering. History shows that the Egyptians saw cats as gods and it seems they haven’t forgotten it. “Dogs have masters, cats have staff,” is definitely a testament.
So, while you are away, your pet can have the holiday of his or her own.
From grooming, claw treatment and professional check up. At places like The Pet Hotel in Port Melbourne, the highest professionals will see to your cat’s health, and see that they get the 16 hours of sleep for which cats are renowned.
- Hire a professional cat sitter:
Much like your professional dog walkers and dog groomers, you can have a professional come and sit for your cat. Web sites such as au/indeed.com/ employ people to sit for you. They can take your cat to their residence while providing food, litter, toys and comfort for your friend.
So, there you have it! Six ways to make your kitty feel happy and cared for while you are overseas. Now you and your feline can both relax.
Cat in bag picture: source: https://www.lovethatpet.com/cats/travel/cars/
Cat sun basking picture: source: http://ginag88.deviantart.com/art/Snow-Cat-Basking-in-the-Sun-160118603
Cat bonding picture: