There are many benefits of cat sitting and working with a professional cat sitter. This article lists several reasons and examples. Read why we think cat sitting is better versus kenneling or putting them in a cattery.
In short, keeping kitty at home means she won’t have to travel to/from a kennel or cattery, she’ll be safe in her own environment and she won’t need extra vaccinations or routine vaccinations in some cases.
If you have a cat, kitten or even community cats that you take care of, book our cat sitting services now. Having someone reliable to watch your ferals is important, we’d love to help.
Benefits Of Keeping Your Cat At Home While You Travel
Cats are creatures of habit. They like to lay in the same spot, usually in a window sill or some comfy piece of furniture. They like their litter box where it is. Move it and you just might get a ‘protest pee’ somewhere in your house. They know which window to look out of to see the birds, squirrels and other critters outside.
There are several different choices you have for cat care in Muncie, Indiana and most cities.
One option is taking her to a kennel or cattery.
A second option is to take her to her veterinarian for boarding.
And a third choice is hiring a professional pet sitter or cat sitter to come in and take care of her.
Now all three are good choices but we recommend you take into consideration the well-being of your cat first and foremost.
What will make your kitty the most comfortable? How can you help your kitty stay calm and not stress out?
Keeping your cat at home is a great option and it’s an alternative to boarding at a kennel, boarding facility or at a cattery. In our experience, cats do better at home and the benefits of cat sitting far outweigh leaving them in untrained hands. Let me explain why…
Why We Believe Cat Sitting Versus Kenneling Is Better For Most Cats
1. There’s no need for last-minute shots.
We encourage pet parents to keep their pets updated on vaccinations and flea prevention but it’s not a requirement with us. Most boarding facilities and veterinarians will want your cat updated on her shots before they agree to keep her.
At face value requiring these vaccinations seem fine but what if your cat is 17 years old?
Cat owners with senior kitties often don’t want to flood their body with the chemicals and vaccines; they’re doing good by keeping them alive!
Here’s another scenario where vaccine requirement would come into play and where a veterinary boarding facility would be beneficial:
Say you’re leaving for your trip on Friday night and you drop your cat off at the vet earlier in the day. The vet gives her the required shots and you’re heading off to start your vacation.
Cats can have reactions to vaccinations, flea medicine or allergies immediately, other times it could take days.
If your kitty has a reaction to the shots while she’s at the vet, she’s in the right place. However, if you hired a professional cat sitter or pet sitter, she wouldn’t have to get re-vaccinated just for the sole purpose of working with us.
2. Your cat doesn’t need flea medicine.
What do we mean by that? As mentioned above, many vets and boarding facilities REQUIRE flea treatments prior to being boarded at their facility. We don’t and you can add that to benefits of cat sitting.
Hopefully your cat isn’t suffering from a flea infestation but honestly, at our initial consultation we meet you, your kitty and can tell if she’s suffering from those itchy critters. Most likely we’ll be itching too if the fleas are that bad in your house!
If we feel your cat would be better with flea treatment or at a boarding facility, we’ll be honest and talk to you about it. But it’s your decision. We won’t force you to abide by vaccination or flea treatment rules.
Keep in mind, we have to keep other clients safe and flea free and if your cat (or dog) has a flea problem or other medical issue that could be transferred to other pets or humans, we will have to decline services and refer you to a veterinarian immediately.
3. Your cat can stay in her own home.
Other benefits of cat sitting include keeping kitty home while you travel. She won’t have to live communally with a bunch of other crying or hissing cats at a cattery. Kitty won’t be forced to contend with barking dogs and vet techs and veterinarians coming and going, which might cause her to stress even more at a veterinarian’s office.
4. She can stay on her own routine.
There’s no sudden upheaval in her life, nothing changes except you’re away from home – which helps reduce stress. If you hire us to be your cat sitter, we schedule our visits so we can love on her, monitor her feeding and make sure is drinking water. We give your cat plenty of love and attention and play with her if she’s a kitty that likes to play. These are more of the awesome benefits of cat sitting!
5. She can use her own litter box.
Cats are particular about their potty habits. If you have a cat, you know what I’m taking about.
6. Your cat is in good hands when we’re taking care of her.
Our cat sitters love their jobs. They love cats and are in the exact place they want to be. Your cat should have us be her care-taker while you’re away from home. Keep her from stressing out. Keep her safe and happy at home!
Ready to set up cat sitting services? Scheduling is easy. There’s 3 online forms you’ll fill out and send back to us, once we receive them we’ll call and set up your free initial consultation. Complete online pet care forms here!
We’re here to help. Give us a call at 765-744-5688 or send a message.
sit-stay-play In-home pet sitting & more.LLC takes care of cats, pet and farm animals in Muncie, Anderson, Yorktown, Daleville, Pendleton, Fishers, Noblesville, Morse Lake, Carmel and Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Looking forward to meeting you and your kitty,
Kelley Stewart, CEO|Pet Sitter
sit-stay-play In-home pet sitting & more.LLC
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P.S. If you have community cats or feral neighborhood cats that you need watched, please contact us as soon as possible.
P.S.S. Watch this short video which highlights two of our kitty clients plus cats from the Muncie Animal Shelter who are waiting for new homes.