How to Prepare Your Pets for Time Without You

Spring break is just around the corner and that means it’s time to prepare your pets to spend a few days without you. Don’t know where to start? No worries. Here is a brief guide that can help you and your pets get ready for the upcoming time apart.

Find a Reliable Petsitter

The first thing you need to do when planning your vacation is locate a reputable dog sitter or cat sitter you can rely on to properly take care of your furry friend while you are away. When searching for a pet sitter or boarding facility, make sure you ask for plenty of references so you can get an idea of the type and the quality of care your pet will be getting while you’re vacationing.

Buy Some New Toys

If your pet will be staying at home and someone will be periodically stopping by to tend to his or her needs, you might want to invest in some cool new toys. There is a variety of interactive pet toys available these days, allowing pet parents to change things up in order to help their dogs and cats beat boredom.

Avoid Long Goodbyes

This puppy can't wait to see you againAnother thing you should do when preparing your pets for time without you is avoid those long goodbyes. You’ll only be leaving your pet for a few days, not for eternity, so try not to overdo it when departing for your trip. This is of course emotionally beneficial for you and your pet!

Pets Can Get Lonely When Their Owners Are Away

Make sure you do everything you can to make the experience more enjoyable for your four-legged pals this spring break. According to experts, dogs and cats can’t necessarily comprehend time, so to them it’ll be like you were only gone for a few hours – not days. Once you’re home, the cuddles can resume as usual!

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