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Five-star Treatment for Four-legged, Furry Friends

by on Jan.07, 2013, under Travel

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Although going on holiday might be a breeze, if you have a pet to put up for your stint in the sun, it can become a bit more complicated. However, whether it’s a cat or a dog that’s caught your fancy, we’ve rounded up a list of tips and arrangements to make while you’re away.

Many pet owners are kept so thoroughly under the paws of their companion animals that they’ll put off going on holiday indefinitely, lest Felix or Rover’s furry nose is put out of joint by their absence. But the reality is that there are many excellent options open to pet owners wanting to get away without the guilt.

Another savvy and perhaps cheaper option is to hire a dog-sitter. Whether this is a family member or neighbour, it’s a good idea for securing your home’s safety as well as someone is regularly going in and out of your home. Just make sure they lock up properly! If you can’t find anyone to pop round, professional dog sitters are on-hand or even dog camps, which can train your dogs and better their obedience and nature while you’re away.

We think of cats as aloof and independent, and it’s certainly an act they like to put on for our benefit! Most cats can be left alone for a night or two, with automated food dispensers and drinking fountains. For any longer, ask a friend or neighbour to pop in every day and check that all is well with your cat, give her some cuddles and top up food and water.

Those going away for several weeks at a time though, might want to invest in sending your feline to the cattery or have a sitter stay in your home for the stint.

Catherine McCulloch is a London-based writer who often goes on holiday. Click here to check out the range of deals from www.mytravel.com.

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