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Hiring a Pet Sitter for your Cat

Updated: May 12, 2023

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Leaving your furry feline friend with a Pet Sitter can be a stressful experience, both for you and your pet. However, with some careful planning and preparation, you can ensure that your cat is well taken care of while you're away.

Here are some tips on leaving your cat with Puparazzi Pet Car or any Pet Sitter:

  • Choose a reliable and trustworthy Pet Sitter.

    • It's important to choose a Pet Sitter who is experienced with cats and can be trusted to take good care of your pet. In the case of Puparazzi Pet Care, we have cat specialists on staff who not only will care for your cats like their own, but they also lend their expertise to all our sitters to help your cats feel comfortable and to work through any behavioral questions that may come up while you are away.

  • Make sure they have insurance.

    • While there are no certifications for Pet Sitters, ask about their experience. How long have they been in business? Check their reviews online. Are their Pet Sitters, employees or contractors? What training do they provide their employees?

  • Prepare your cat for the Pet Sitter.

    • At Puparazzi Pet Care, we require a meet and greet, to introduce ourselves and meet your pets. It provides piece of mind for you and your pet. It also allows your pet to smell new people and see somebody else taking care of them and learning their routines.

  • Provide detailed instructions.

    • Before you leave, make sure to supply detailed instructions on your cat's feeding schedule, litter box routine, treat preferences, and any medications or special needs your cat may have. Including your contact information of your veterinarian and emergency contact in case of any issues. Puparazzi's pet sitting software tracks this information automatically.

  • Leave plenty of supplies.

    • Make sure to leave enough food, treats, and litter for the duration of your absence. Leave clear instructions on where to find additional supplies if needed.

    • Also indicate where any cleaning supplies are located and your preference for cleaning up pet messes, should the occur.

  • Provide entertainment.

    • Leave some toys or other forms of entertainment out to keep your cat occupied while you're away. This can help alleviate any stress or anxiety your cat may experience from being left alone. Also, our Pet Sitters can use play time to create fun for your cat.

  • Keep in touch.

    • Check in with your Pet Sitter. Most Pet Sitters will text or email updates after each visit. Puparazzi emails a report with pictures after each visit. If you have the App, you get updates through our app to make sure that everything is going smoothly.

  • Prepare your home. Before you leave,

    • make sure that your home is safe for your cat. Close any doors or windows that your cat could escape through and remove any hazardous objects.

In conclusion, leaving your cat with a Pet Sitter can be a stress-free experience if you plan ahead and take the necessary precautions. By following these tips, you can ensure that your furry friend is happy and healthy while you're away.

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