Frequently Asked Questions
"What's included in a daily visit?"
For cats, my service will include feeding, watering, grooming and litter tray cleaning. If your cat is around during my visit, I will stay with them for up to 30 minutes to keep them company and give cuddles and play. Small animals will have their cages cleaned as required and all food / water supplies will be refreshed daily.
"Can you administer medication to my animals while I am away?"
As a trained veterinary nurse and an experienced pet owner I will be happy to administer all medications to your pets, provided all instructions are clearly noted on your Pets Details forms and medicines are clearly labelled. In addition to routine medications I am also experienced in the management of Diabetes having regularly administered Insulin injections to my own dog.
"What's involved for an overnight stay?"
While you're away, I will stay with your pets in your own home. I will spend a minimum of 20 hours in every 24 with your pets enabling them to remain in their daily routines. By providing this level of care, the amount of stress experienced by your pets during your absence, is greatly reduced.
"Where will your pet sitter sleep?
I will bring my own sleeping bag and pillows and will be happy to sleep wherever you prefer. I will also provide my own towels minimising the amount of disruption to your home for the duration of my stay.
"Do we have to leave food and drink for the sitter?"
No, I will provide my own food and supplies, I will just need a small space in your fridge and freezer to store some provisions.
"How will we know our pets are OK while we're away?"
I will be happy to call, email or text you as often as you'd like to let know how they are doing! I completely understand how worrying it can be to leave your pet's when you go away. I would like you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during your trip.
"What happens if my pet becomes ill during my absence?"
Thankfully, I am very experienced in the care of animals which helps me be very aware of the signs and symptoms to look out for that indicate when an animal is unwell. If I have any concerns about the health of your pets I will contact your own vet for advice and if necessary take your pet for treatment to avoid serious illness or infection. I will also contact you immediately to notify you of any changes in your pet's health.