How to Leave Your Pet Safely at Home While You Are on Vacation?

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Many of us impatiently await summer holidays to enjoy the warm weather and clear water, while a majority of pet owners are anxious. They worry whether to leave a pet safely while they are on vacation. It is only when your pet is in safe hands that you can relax. If you still wonder what option is optimal for you and your pet, consult veterinarians from Eastshore Vet, the best veterinary agency in Madison.Knowing your pet and his specific needs are the essential step to determine what solution is the right one. Your choice would differ depending on whether your pet is a dog, cat, hamster, rabbit, or a bird. Dogs are social animals and leaving them at home alone is not an option. They need more social contacts than cats and need more play during a day. Cats are much better at handling loneliness, but they are social too. They need contact with humans at least once a day.

If you want to spend a peaceful vacation, go through all options and find one that best suits your pet:- Ask a friend, family member, or neighbor to attend to your pet.This is the best option for every pet. Pets who’ve already formed a strong bond with your friend, family member, or neighbor, will not feel stressed when left at home. Moreover, they don't' have to adapt to a new environment, new animals, and new people. This is especially important for cats because of their territorial instinct.

- Hire a professional pet sitter to take care of your pet.If you don't have a close person willing to take care of your pet, your option is to hire a pet sitter. You’ll need to make a list with detailed information about the feeding schedule, playing time, bedtime, medications, and other habits.

- Choose a pet boarding for your precious furry friend.Home boarding for pets is a good option if you can't afford pet sitter. It is especially suitable for pets who don't like being in crowded places. Your pet will enjoy their time in an intimate environment with a small number of other pets.

- Board your pet at a kennel.Try doing a little research on nearby kennels beforehand. You should inform yourself about available space, sleeping areas, number of animals, number of staff, and so on. All these factors will help you decide where you can leave your pet safely while you are on vacation.

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