Are you looking forward to that new job in the city? One thing is for sure: your dog isn’t excited about spending the whole week home alone. Or perhaps you’re dying to go on that dream holiday but are worried about leaving your cat alone for two weeks? Daycare and pet sitters come to the rescue. What do these involve? It’s all explained below.
What Is Dog Daycare?
Pretty much like child daycare, dog daycare is a place where you leave your dog during the day while you are at work. During this time, your best friend is sure to receive lots of attention. It will be able to enjoy playing with humans or other dogs (if allowed by the daycare) or just lying on a nice couch where it gets plenty of love.
Just like us, humans, dogs are social beings and get sad or even depressed when left alone for too long. It is, therefore, not recommended to leave a dog alone for longer than six hours. Therefore, daycare can be a great option for socialized dogs whose human parents cannot spend their days with them or require a lot of stimulation during the day.
Dog daycare can be in-home, which tends to be less expensive, or commercial. The former usually is run by fewer people who take care of a limited number of dogs. The latter is represented by a commercial facility with an entire crew who takes care of ten to twenty dogs.
This way, your dog can get plenty of socialization, physical and mental activities, and it stays safe while you are at work.
What Are Cat Pet Sitters?
It’s no secret that cats are more territorial and attached to the environment they live in. Instead of taking them with you on your trips or leaving them home alone all day while you are working, pet sitters are a viable option.
A cat sitter will come to your location and play with your beloved furry pal, feed it, and clean its litter box. They will do pretty much anything required to keep your cat healthy, spoiled, clean, and happy.
Cats can get very stressed out when left alone for long periods of time, as well. Besides, many things can go wrong while you are away: a flood, an accident, or a small medical issue could quickly become a disaster.
That’s why owners like to have their cats taken care of by sitters when they are away or at work. This way, everyone is happy and you can put your mind at ease knowing that your cat is taken care of and entertained while you are away.
Better Safe Than Sorry
Before starting your dream job or leaving for your vacation, the best thing you can do is insure your dog or cat with a plan that covers accidents and illnesses. This way, in case the unexpected occurs, your pet will be covered with the best possible vet treatments.
Make sure you also have constant contact with your dog daycare or cat sitter to assure that everything is well. Knowing how much you love your pets and that you consider them a close family member, they certainly won’t mind you being in contact and asking details about how they are doing.