What To Do When You Go Away

It can be a dilemma to figure out what to do with your dog or cat if you go away. It is up to you to find a suitable solution and have emergency backup plans in place if something comes up. When you make a plan beforehand, you will eliminate potential sources of stress you might otherwise encounter.

Having a pet is a large responsibility. Even if you thought you were prepared for it there are always instances where you will be thrown for a loop. No matter what other responsibilities you might have you need to make sure you take care of the needs of your furriest friend.

The good news is that you have options. There are services that have been set up for this specific reason. Even if you aren’t able to give them the attention and care they need for a few hours or even longer there are solutions for you. It’s up to you to choose the ones that are the best match for your pet and your situation.

Pet Day Care

One option is to send your dog or cat to day care. This isn’t the same thing as child’s day care, but is the same idea.

These day care centers will give your pet the social interaction they need to get through the day. There will be plenty of animals there to play with your pet and workers who will tend to its needs. This is an especially great thing if you have a young dog because they will need supervision or else they might become destructive.

Boarding Kennels

Kennels are an option if you’re going to be away overnight or an extended period of time. This might cost you a lot of money but you can rest assured that your pet will be in a safe place.

In-Home Care

Many people prefer their pets to stay in their home environment. This is a fairly hassle free way of making sure your animal will be taken care of. This method may also be more cost-effective. You can just pay someone to pop in or even stay over at your home to make sure everything is OK.

Cats are usually all right on their own for the day, while dogs need more care and attention. In fact, cats prefer to stay in their home environment, and dogs are a bit more flexible so you can factor that into your decision.

Making Your Choice

There is probably a method that stands out to you depending on a variety of factors. Above all, make sure that you consider what is best for your pet. No matter which option you go with it’s important to make sure the person caring for your pet is qualified.

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