Cat Sitter Checklist

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Your cat sitter is experienced and competent, but she needs your help in providing your furball with the quality care he deserves. Chin scratching and neck rubs come naturally, but there are other things that your sitter must know–things that only YOU can tell her! Whether you’re preparing to be away from home for a few hours or several days, you undoubtedly have a lot on your mind. To make sure you don’t forget anything important, we thought we’d provide you with a cat sitter checklist that you can share with your caretaker before you head out the door.

Cat Sitter Checklist

  • Direct contact information – Please be sure your cat sitter has your cell number, a secondary number (such as the number to the hotel where you’ll be staying) or even a direct number for your traveling companion.
  • Emergency contacts – Before you go, provide your sitter with the names and telephone numbers of 3 local friends or family members who can be called upon if an emergency arises and you are unavailable.
  • Your veterinarian’s information – Jot down the name, telephone number, address and office hours of your veterinarian.
  • The name, telephone number and address of the nearest pet emergency hospital.T
  • Pet insurance and/or medical billing information.
  • Precise care instructions such as exact feeding times, amounts, flavors, dietary restrictions, special medications, information about special treats, grooming tips and your cat’s daily exercise regimen.
  • Your cat’s likes and dislikes, including clues on where he may hide when he’s sleepy, agitated or does not feel well.

Pet Owners Want Assurances About their Animal’s Well Being

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The pet ownership landscape continues to evolve as more Americans are bringing canines into their lives. As more pet owners realize the benefits of bringing furry friends into their lives, approximately 36.5 percent of American homes include at least one dog. Some lucky dogs and their owners go to work together (Google, Ben & Jerry’s, Amazon, to name a few companies that are dog friendly).

Pet owners spent $58 billion on their animals last year and are estimated to spend $60 billion this year, $5 billion of which will go toward pet services. The humanization of pets is driving this growth. Pet owners are buying organic and healthy food, and pursuing human-like surgeries and rehab, including hydrotherapy for their pets. In our culture, we love pets so much that “Grump Cat” is worth an estimated $100 million. Only in a culture where people love their pets as much or more than humans can this occur.

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