With Covid-19 restrictions easing worldwide, many people are making up for lost time and planning extravagant holidays to spend some quality time with their loved ones. If you are traveling for the holidays, like many other pet owners, you might wonder what to do with your feline friend while away. For many people, the thought of leaving their cats at the mercy of neighbors is stressful, and it can be even more stressful for your pet. But, it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to help you and your cat have a safe and memorable holiday!
If your cat hates living alone, then the first thing you should do is hire a cat sitter. Since cats feel comfortable in familiar surroundings, it would be best if your friend or family member would take over the babysitting duties. If they are busy, the next best option is hiring a competent pet sitter with glowing reviews and recommendations. To make the experience easy for everyone, leave essential care supplies such as cat treats and cat litter accessories with the sitter.
Your kitty will miss you when you’re gone, and thinking about you too much can cause emotional distress. You can help your feline buddy stay more relaxed by packing their favorite items, such as collars, ball toys, and catnip products, to make them feel more familiar at the sitter’s, and help them stay at ease.
This one is a no-brainer, really, because we know you’ll do this anyway. Interact with your cat as much as you can while you’re away, and face time them as much as possible. It’ll bring you both a world of peace and help assure you that your little ones are doing just fine in your absence.
It never hurts to be over-prepared! If your cat is microchipped or tagged, make sure that the information is up-to-date with names, phone numbers, and addresses. The same applies to collar tags, as well. Here’s to hoping that your pet never gets lost, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared!
The holidays are a perfect time to unwind and spend some quality time with your friends and family. Although it can be hard for you to leave your pets behind, you can make sure that they are under responsible and loving care, with our tips.