Unfortunately, real life can get in the way of you spending quality time with your cat so a cat sitter or boarding kennel may be needed. For example your boss may ask you to go on an important business trip over the weekend or there may be a different important event you must attend.
That’s not such a problem if there’s someone else at home to watch over your cat, but if you’re living by yourself, the prospect of leaving your pet home alone can be downright heart-wrenching. Your pet will suffer too.
According to Cat Behavior Associates, cats can feel stressed out if they are left alone in a quiet home after they have grown used to your presence and routine.
The good news is that pet owners don’t have to leave their animal companions any longer.
Boarding kennels are now available and they essentially function as pet hotels. Pet owners can also call on sitters to watch over their furry friends as they handle other matters.
So, which one should you choose? More often than not, enlisting the help of a sitter to care for your cat is the right choice.
Listed below are the reasons why.
Your Pet Cat Won’t Have to Interact with Other Animals
If you have a cat who doesn’t shy away from socializing, then he/she will likely have no issue with a boarding kennel. However, you can’t predict how the other animals at the kennel will behave.
Some of the other animals may get rowdy and cause a ruckus. Your pet could get injured if he/she gets involved in that.
Plus, there may be some pets at the kennel who are sick. As much as possible, you want to avoid having your pet spend any amount of time next to other animals who are dealing with illnesses.
Pets socializing is all well and good, but only if you are certain that the other animals are healthy.
Your Pet Cat Will be Less Stressed Out With Sitter
Staying in a boarding kennel can be stressful for your pet in three different ways.
First off, your cat will have to be transported from your home to the kennel. Some cats may have no problem with going out with their owners every now and then, but others will scamper away from the door the moment they get an inkling that they are heading outside.
Another potential source of stress is the newness of the kennel environment. Your cat doesn’t know that place and it’s not like he/she will be given the opportunity to inspect it. Having to spend time in an unfamiliar environment can be very stressful for your pet.
While the people working at the boarding kennel are only doing their best to care for the animals, they are still strangers to them. Your pet cat may be wary of being around so many people he/she doesn’t know.
You Will Be Able to See Your Cat at Any Time
Boarding kennels have their own operating hours. Pet owners can’t just drop by when they want to, take their dog or cat out, and start playing.
Furthermore, some kennels have limits on when pets can be taken home. That means that you may have to wait until the following day to see your pet even if you get home early from your business trip.
By hiring a pet sitter, your cat can just stay home as always. From the moment you get home, you and your pet can also start bonding immediately instead of waiting for the next day.
Boarding kennels are great to have around and they can be particularly helpful if you have pets with special needs. If your cat simply requires routine care and some supervision, a pet sitter will prove more helpful to you and your cat.
If you are in need of a trustworthy pet sitter for your beloved cat, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at TAILored Cat Services. We will care for your cats as if they were our own. Call us at 425-923-7791 or browse our website to find out more about our services.