It is time for a break, are you going on holiday!? Perhaps far away to a sunny destination or in our own country to a camping or bungalow park. Are you taking your dog with you? Are your neighbours taking care of your pet rabbit? Is your cat going to a boarding house?
If you are staying in the Netherlands or going abroad, you have to make sure your pet has a good holiday too. There are many different options to do this. Below you will find information about these different options, hopefully you will then be able to enjoy your holiday carefree.
Staying at home or boarding?
If you have decided to leave your pet at home there are a few things you need to know.
You can leave your pet at home, but somebody has to take care of it. For rabbits, rodents and birds this can be relatively ease. They can usually cope quite well without your special attention for a few weeks. If they are fed on a daily basis and provided with fresh drinking water, attention and a clean cage they will be fine.
For a cat or dog the situation is a little bit different. Cats can manage for about a week with somebody just coming in to feed them and provide a clean litter box. If you are going away for a longer period of time, somebody has to come in a few times a week to spend some more time with your cat. Your cat needs attention/play time. Some cats can be very upset when their owner leaves for a holiday and can stop eating. Your cat sitter has to watch out for things like that.
Dogs need more care, they should stay with somebody who can take care of your dog all day. They need more attention and have to be taken out for regular walks.
Leave careful instructions for your pet sitter. They need to know who your veterinarian is for example. Make a notice with all important information.