Any pet parent knows the feeling: You’re going away to visit friends or family, or just traveling for an otherwise relaxing vacation, and you start to feel guilty and anxious about leaving your pet behind. Many of us wish we could take our pets with us wherever we go, but that’s often just not possible. However, hiring a professional pet sitter can help alleviate a lot of anxiety and discomfort for not only you—but also your pet.
You always want your pet to be happy, healthy, and well-cared for, especially when you’re away. Hiring a professional pet sitter can help to alleviate worries and guilt from being away from your pet, and ensure that they’re in good hands. There are countless reasons why professional pet care in your home is the best decision you can make for your pet when you travel—they’re experienced, they’re professional, and they’ll know what to do in any situation. Here are a few more reasons why professional pet care is the best option for your pet’s overall well-being.
1. Pet sitters are experienced and insiders in the industry
One of the main, and most obvious, reasons that hiring a professional pet-sitter is good for your pet—and you!—is simple: They’re experienced and professional. Whether your pet is healthy and happy-go-lucky or requires specialized treatment, you can trust a professional pet sitter to give personalized care. There won’t be a break in specialized care, you won’t have to worry about inconveniencing friends or family, and you won’t worry about your pet getting individualized care in a kennel. Professional pet sitters are well-versed in pets’ needs, heath, and proper care—and, if anything were to ever go wrong, you can rest easy knowing that they’ll know exactly what to do.
2. With professional pet care, your pet stays comfortable at home
When you’re visiting family and friends, or having a relaxing vacation, the last thing you want to do is worry about your pet’s care, well-being, or anxiety. By hiring professional, in-home pet care, your furry friend will stay in his normal, comfortable space, surrounded by familiar sights and sounds, rather than having to adjust to a completely new and sometimes loud and scary place. You’ll eliminate the trauma of traveling and adjusting to an unfamiliar environment. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your pet adjusting to other animals or catching parasites or illnesses that are sometimes unavoidable at the kennel.
Plus, you won’t have to stress out about packing for and transporting your pet on top of preparing to travel yourself. That’s one less thing for you to worry about and a time-saver for sure.
3. Professional pet sitters can devote time to your pet
When you hire a professional pet sitter, their job is to make sure that your pet is happy and healthy. Taking care of your pet isn’t just another task to check off on their to-do list as part of an already busy day. This is their career. That means they won’t just drop by; they’ll have quality time to devote to play and keep your pet company. Plus, a professional pet sitter can make sure your pet stays on his or her regular diet and exercise schedule, so they won’t need to adjust to much at all while you’re away. Essentially, professional pet sitters have the time and expertise available to attend to your pet and make sure they’re happy and healthy in your absence.
So if you’re debating at all whether to call the kennel or an in-home pet sitter, the professionals who come to your house will not only reduce your own anxiety but also that of your pet since they’re experienced, they know what to do should an emergency arise, they’ll maintain your pet’s current exercise and feeding schedules and will devote time to play so that your furry friend isn’t bored or anxious while you’re away. It’s a win for all.
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