Planning to go out of town but not sure what to do about pet care? There are many options to choose from but it’s important to find the right fit for you and your cat. This will allow you to travel with ease of mind while providing the least stressful solution for your cat.
Pet sitting vs kennel, which is best for cats?
One option for your pet’s care is to hire a cat sitter. A pet sitter will come to your home one or two times a day to visit your cat. The pet sitter will visit during a specified time frame and provide your cat with all the necessary care but will also spend time playing with and pampering your kitty.
Staying at home in familiar surroundings may be more comforting to your cat. Cats do not like change. and do much better sticking to normal routines. Trying to get your cat to the kennel can also be a bit challenging. Some cats do everything they can to avoid going into the cat carrier.
Pet sitting may be the best choice if:
- your cat hates changes to their routine and environment
- it’s difficult to get your cat into a carrier or travel with your cat
- sleeping in your bed is your cats preference
- your cat stresses easily
- has not been exposed to many people or different places
- you have multiple cats
Another option for pet care is to take your cat to a kennel while you are away. Kennels can vary from a small space to a luxurious suite. There are some situations where a kennel is recommended for your cat rather than pet sitting. If your cat has severe medical needs then kenneling your cat with your veterinarian would be best. The staff will be able to closely monitor your kitty’s medical needs and will be better equipped at handling any issues your cat may have.
Pet sitting vs kennel, which would your cat prefer when you are away?