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Here’s What to Do With your Pets When You Go on Vacation

Here’s What to Do With your Pets When You Go on Vacation

We all love our pets and we all love going on an extended vacation. The only problem is that we can’t seem to find a middle ground between the two.

Sure, you want that trip to the Maldives to happen this year, but then you think about leaving your furry friend behind. It’s hard to enjoy piña colada
along a white sand beach knowing that your pet is missing you. Believe me, you wouldn’t want a depressed and anxious pet inside the house. 

So, here are a few things to do with your pets before packing your luggage for that weekend getaway. 

1. Get a professional pet sitter
Like babysitters, pet sitters can watch over your pets and tend to their needs while you’re out. If it’s your first time hiring one, you might want to search for pet sitting services you can trust. To be sure, you can get suggestions from friends or colleagues. And even though these pet sitting services claim they do background checks on their staff, it’s important that you do a little research of your own. When you’re out of town for more than three days, it’s a big relief to know that your beloved pet is in good hands.

2. Use surveillance cameras
Most CCTV systems today can be connected to a mobile device through a home surveillance app. For sure, this will help you keep tabs of the pet and the pet sitter in real-time, allowing you to act on an emergency as soon as it happens.

3. Have someone you trust to watch over
If you’re on a budget or that getting a sitter isn’t practical, you can always ask the people close to you to do you a solid. Whether it’s a friend or family member, having someone you trust to take care of your pet is not only inexpensive but also reassuring. Since you already know the person, you can trust them enough to give your pet the attention and care it deserves.

4. Make sure everything is safe
You can’t stop your pet from scouring the house for dog biscuits or catnip. However, the risk of accidental poisoning or injury is very real. So, before finalizing your travel plans, make sure to bolt down anything that could be hazardous to your pet. You also need to store away bug zappers, rat killers, and the other toxic materials in a dry and safe place. After all, you might want to take the phrase “curiosity kills the cat” seriously – and literally.

5. Bring your pet with you
Hey, if you ‘re going to have a great time, why not let your pet get its fair share of an out-of-town experience? Many destinations are becoming pet-friendly, so you might as well look for places that can work for your beloved dog or cat. You can use travel apps to find pet-friendly accommodations at the best rates.

And while we’re on the subject of pet-friendly places, you might as well move into a home that a dog or cat (or an iguana) would love. Buy your dream home with Arbrook Realty today.

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