A question always asked by cat lovers, when they are having to leave their furry loved ones for long periods of time during holidays is, what cat sitting services are available for our beloved feline-friends? It can cause as much of a personal dilemma as which destination to select for your holidays!
When pondering whether a cat sitter or a cattery is best for your cat, it is worth considering the character and needs of your cat. Cats are known for their independence, just one of the qualities that makes them such great pets! Most cats will be perfectly happy being left alone during the day if you go out to work. Cats will normally snooze for around two thirds of their day, therefore they should be fine left to their own devices for periods of time during an average day, as long as you give them plenty of love, food and quality playtime whilst they’re awake.
However, if you’re going to be away for longer than a day you’ll need to make sure that your cat is properly cared for. Cats are home-loving and territorial, so it is most beneficial to try and find a way for your cat to be looked after within their own home when you go away. They’re unlikely to feel stressed if they’re in their usual environment with its familiar scents, sights and sounds. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a cat-friendly acquaintance who’s happy to pop in to feed them, clean their litter tray, provide fresh water and give them some TLC.
If you do not have this option available to you then you can opt for a cat sitter who will pop in and feed your cat and play with them. Services vary and can be tailored to your cat’s individual needs. You can usually expect a cat sitter to come to your house at least twice a day to feed your furry friend, play with them and clean out their litter tray.
Alternatively, if you feel you would prefer around the clock company and care for your cat, then you can book a trustworthy house sitter to come and stay in your home, to care for your cat in their usual day-to-day environment. As well as keeping an eye on your cat, a house sitter will be able to keep your home tidy and most importantly secure, during their stay.
At Scamps and Champs Reigate we are building a team of passionate animal lovers who are all DBS checked and fully insured and our one aim is to make sure that you and your cat are happy and that you feel safe.
To ask us a question, make an enquiry or to check availability please contact us via our main Scamps and Champs website.