Things to do with your pet when you on a Vacationṣ

The pandemic is still a matter of concern for most part of the world but there exist different corners in the world that have been successful in reporting zero COVID-19 cases. Whereas the entire world is busy dealing with the pandemic, many of us have already taken a good vacation compensating for all the time that we spent at our place due to work from home while some are planning to take a vacation from their daily boring life.

For those who are planning to take a vacation, there are few things you need to keep in mind especially those who have pets back at home. Most people avoid going on vacations because they don’t want to leave their pets behind.

According to a research, the global pet sitting market size was valued at USD 2.6 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.7% from 2020 to 2027.

So, here we are with a few interesting suggestions that will help you plan your vacation without getting worried about your pet.

Leave Your Pet at Your Home

This is a common suggestion for people who are planning to leave their pets at home while they are on the vacation. Apart from that, there are a few other ways including, hiring a pet sitter, neighbor looking after your pet but when it comes to current times, everyone is busy with their work at their place. So, what are the alternatives?

1. Professional Pet Sitter

Hiring a professional pet sitter can be costly at times but are usually very dependable (if reviews are properly checked) if they actually know how to take care of animals. An additional skill of Pet First Aid Training can also be expected from the professional pet sitters.

2. Neighbour, Friend or Family Member

The cheapest option available to you is by asking your neighbor or a friend living nearby to visit your pet more often than a paid professional. Getting an automatic water fountain or food dispenser for your pet will make the job for the sitter a little easier.

3. House Sitter

It might not be acceptable or rather comfortable for many to keep a house sitter entirely because they might have access to your personal belongings. Since they are professionals, they will be able to give the desired care to your pets. Pets will also be getting constant supervision and attention alongside your house care.

For those residing in Australia, check out House Sitting Australia – it’s one of the largest networks of house-sitters in the country

Leave Your Pet being taken care Outside Your Home

Those who are not comfortable in letting people get access to your home in any way, then you can arrange good care outside your home. Most suggestions remain the same as leaving your pet back at your home but having your pet taken care of outside your home will further allow them constant attention and care and also companionship in some.

1. Professional Pet Sitter

Usually, pet sitters who take care of pets in their own home already have a few pets staying with them, thus, it provides companionship to your pet. These professionals are well aware of the risks of bringing a new animal into their home and are skilled to look after and care for them.

2. Neighbour, Friend or Family Member

This still remains the cheapest option available and also the best option if your pet is familiar to the people and their home. Plus, if that close individual already has pets, it further provides companionship to your pet.

3. Kennel, Boarding Facility or Pet Hotel

Professional services like a kennel, boarding facility, or pet hotel are well knowledgeable about animals and how to look after them. These services are well equipped with facilities and staff who are skilled to give good care and attention to your pet.

4. Local Vet

Leaving your pet to the local veterinarian is one of the safest options if the other alternatives are not feasible to you. Also, if your pet has medical issues or if their health concerns you a lot then this is the ideal option for you.

Give Your Pet a vacation

The last available option is to carry your pet along with you to the vacation if you are traveling by your own private vehicle. Different countries have different border requirements for pets if you are entering a new country, so make sure you keep a check on that. Proof of vaccinations and a certificate of good health from a veterinarian are a must.

So, these are the best feasible options available for all the pet owners planning a vacation. Hope, now your pet care concern will not stop you from going on a vacation.

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