Cats are homebodies by nature and a change of territory to a cattery can be a stressful experience. Having a professional catsitter, such as myself, visit your cat in their own space is the least disruptive holiday care option for them.
Every cat is unique, some like a lot of attention and others want to be left in peace. I take time to get to know their personality and habits.
In the first instance I’ll find out everything I can from their owners and seeing the cat at home with their family around them. During my first few visits by carefully observing their body language, I let them tell me how they want me to spend time with them. This is how I build relationships with the cats in my care and by taking time to understand them, it has also helped me detect illness and stress in the past and enabled me to act upon it straight away.
How I interact with your cat will depend on my assessment of them. However, here is a list of the basic tasks you can expect me to do as standard:
- Provide fresh food and water in clean bowls
- Clear litter trays and dispose responsibly in a biodegradable bag
- Administer medication
- Provide regular updates by text, WhatsApp or email
- Undertake light household tasks such as putting bins out, gathering post, opening/closing curtains, switching lights on/off and watering garden.