How to choose a good cat sitter in Northamptonshire

October 10, 2022

There are some excellent catteries in Northamptonshire, but not all cats do well away from home and their normal routine. Stay-at-home care is an increasingly popular option, but it is important to get the details right for your cat. So, our nursing team have put together a few handy tips and checklist that you may find useful.

Download our cat holiday checklist

Types of holiday care for cats

Daily visits can be carried out by a friend, neighbour, or professional cat sitter. They will need to ensure your cat has enough food and water, as well as take care of their basic needs.

Live-in care is a more focussed version of daily visits, ideal if you have a few pets. Your furry friends will have constant company and their routine will be maintained.

In both cases, it can also be reassuring to know that someone you trust is visiting your home each day, checking everything is secure and everyone is healthy.

Whichever option you choose, you will need to check with your selected cat sitter to make sure they will provide the following:

  • Regular visits – your cat should be visited at least twice daily
  • Meals – their food and routine should be the same as if you were at home
  • Water – an abundant supply of fresh water must always be available
  • Litter – trays should be cleaned twice daily, especially during warm weather

Choosing the right cat sitter

As your pet is one of the most important parts of your life, you will feel better while you are away if you know that someone trustworthy and knowledgeable is looking after your cat.

Our Burcote Road nursing team recommend checking:

  1. References – if it is not someone you know personally, are they able to provide details of a few other people they have pet sat for?
  2. Knowledge – they should be able to spot signs of ill health and be able to care for any specific issues that your cat may have. Plus, if your cat needs regular medication, they should be capable of administering it.
  3. Quality time – the person should be willing to play with your cat or simply spend time sitting with them, for company.
  4. Insurance – if your cat sitter is a professional, they should be insured – ask to check their documents.

Whichever option you choose for your pet, be sure to download our cat holiday checklist . If you have any questions, you can always ask them on our Facebook page  if you think they may be useful to other cat owners.

Remember to download our cat holiday checklist before you go.

 

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