If you are planning to travel during the holidays then you might be worried about what to do with your pets. Maybe you are concerned about who can care for them, where they will stay and if they will be ok while you are gone.
If that’s the case then hiring a pet sitter when you travel during the holidays can offer several benefits, both for you and your furry friends.
Here are some of the advantages of enlisting the services of a Pet Sitter
#1. Reduced Stress for Your Pets
Many pets thrive on routine and can become anxious when their daily schedule is disrupted. Bringing in a pet sitter allows your pets to remain in their familiar environment, reducing the stress of being in an unfamiliar place or boarding facility.
They can sleep in their own bed, play with their own toys and be surrounded by the things they are familiar with.
#2. Personalised Care
Professional pet sitters can tailor their care to your pet’s specific needs. Whether it’s administering medication, sticking to a particular feeding schedule, or providing companionship, a pet sitter can ensure your pets receive individualised attention.
Pets thrive when their routine is maintained.
#3. Minimal Exposure to Illness
Boarding facilities can expose your pets to other animals, potentially increasing the risk of illness or stress. By keeping your pets at home with a pet sitter, you can reduce the likelihood of them getting sick.
#4. Home Security
A pet sitter can also help with home security. Their presence can deter potential intruders, and they can perform tasks like bringing in the mail, adjusting the lights, and ensuring the home looks occupied while you’re away.
They can also keep an eye out for anything that might happen in the house, for example leaks, pipe damage etc.
Hiring a pet sitter means you don’t have to transport your pets to and from a boarding facility, which can be particularly challenging during busy holiday travel times. This convenience can make your travel experience less stressful.
Just imagine getting home from your trip and your pets are there waiting – happy to see you!
#6. Updates and Peace of Mind
A pet sitter will provide you with regular updates on your pets’ well-being, including photos and messages. This can give you peace of mind and allow you to enjoy your trip without worrying about your pets.
And who doesn’t want to see cute pictures of their pets every day they are away!
#7. No Need to Rely on Friends or Family
While friends and family might be willing to help, relying on them can sometimes lead to inconveniences or scheduling conflicts. A pet sitter ensures you have a dedicated and reliable caregiver for your pets.
Your family and friends will thank you!
#8. Reduced Risk of Separation Anxiety
Leaving your pets in their familiar environment with a pet sitter can help reduce separation anxiety. They’ll be comforted by the sights, sounds, and smells of home.
Some pets don’t do well when they are put in unfamiliar surroundings. It can seem scary and confusing to them.
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