Five Things to Do With Your Pets When You Are on a Vacation

Now and then we have to travel. Maybe you travel a lot or maybe once in a while. You must be knowing that it’s been heart-melting to leave your pet behind. You worried about their safety and health, whenever you plan to travel. You can find all the accessories you need to keep your pet safe at PETstock Australia.    

Since animals are a member of your family, you want them to be safe and comfortable when you travel without them. Being the owner of two cats and two dogs, we all know the dilemma of trying to figure out what to do with our pet while we travel. 

It’s hard enough for every pet owner to leave his pet alone at home when they go to work every day. And it’s been even much harder when you have to go away for a much longer time. There are some occasions where you can’t take your pet along. But you don’t have to be anxious or worried, while you have gone for a long holiday abroad or a quick trip to the beach with friends.

Rather than being anxious and worried about your pet, there are few options you may consider of which I have mentioned below.

  1. Professional Pet Sitter:

Nowadays finding a professional pet sitter is a piece of cake. This can be the best option for your pet, especially for your cats. When we want to go away on long vacations, we love to find someone we are familiar with and completely trust to stay in our house and take care of our pets. 

Hiring a pet sitter can be costly for you, but pet sitters are the people who Love animals and made it their profession. Pet owners can certainly trust that a pet sitter would give attention, love and care to their pet. 

  1. Get Your Pet Mentally Ready:

Pets are hypersensitive to vibrations and emotions. Your pet would sense that something is up, once you start packing and get busy making travel arrangements. So don’t disturb your pet routine. Maintain the same pet routine and try to spend some more time together on the days before you leave.

If you have decided to keep your pet with your sister or any family member then keep one piece of clothing with your scent lying around. It will create an illusion of your presence at home for your pet.  

  1. Prepare The Supplies:

You must have enough supplies to last the whole duration of your vacations, whether your pet is staying at home or at pet boarding services. If your pet is on medication, then you should keep all these medicines already available to the caretaker who is caring for your pet. If your dog needs kidney medicine, make sure it’s available, if your dog has cracked or bleeding paws, make sure your caretaker has some good dog paw balm at hand, etc.

Before you go out, you should leave detailed instructions for the pet sitter. Give specific guidelines on your pet’s routines, schedule of a bathroom, favourite food and toys. You also must leave your details to your pet sitter on how you can be reached in case of an emergency.      

  1. Family Friends and Neighbours:

Once you are on a vacation, your pet might feel empty and stressed. But you can arrange for someone who would be familiar with your pet, so your absence would be a lot easier for your pet.

Dogs and cats prefer to stay home rather than boarding a facility. By handing over your pets to someone who cares about them as much as you do, you would have peace of mind while you are on a vacation.

Don’t forget to return the favour someday to this friend or neighbour. You may consider bringing them back a small token from your trip as a thank you!  

  1. Consider Traditional Boarding facility:

Those pet owners who need to go on vacation can choose the option of the boarding facility. Traditional boarding facility accommodates pets for owners for any number of days. 

Boarding facilities are also known as dog kennels and catteries. Dog kennels would provide cosy temporary homes to your furry friends and also offer daily physical activities which would keep them busy, healthy and safe.

Wrapping Up:

It can be a stressful and difficult decision, to decide what to do about your pet, whenever you have planned to go on vacations or business trips. Your pets don’t need to live alone, just because you go on a trip. You can choose the right pet care options which would give you peace of mind while you are on vacation.

Whether you go on exciting vacations or boring business trips, you mainly have three options for your pet. You can choose a pet sitter, have your pet go to your friends or neighbours place or traditional boarding facility.

RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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