It’s that time of year again, the kids are going back to school and you’re taking a vacation! It’s always stressful trying to plan for your pets while you’re gone. So today we want to share with you some emergency prep tips so your pets can have a worry-free stay at home.
1) Create a buffer zone
This is going to be the area around the house where your pet will not be allowed to go without supervision. We recommend placing baby gates or fencing in certain areas like near sliding doors, stairs, and windows.
2) Get an automatic feeder
If you’re planning on being away more than three days then it is best that you invest in an automatic feeder which can be set to dispense food at certain times of the day.
3) Install a CCTV camera
If you’ll be gone for a week or more, we recommend that you install a CCTV camera. This will allow your pet sitter to check in on them without having to enter the home and reveal where they are staying.
4) Put a tracker on your pet
If you want to monitor your pet’s activity while they’re home alone then it is best that you put a tracker on them. This will allow for the sitter to keep track of their location and where they spend most of their time at.
5) Ask for your neighbor’s help
If your neighbor is home often then you should ask them if they would be willing to check in on your pets.
6) Prepare their favorite toys
Create a container filled with your pet’s favorite toys and treats. This will make them feel more comfortable while they are home alone because it will recreate the environment you created for them when at home.
7) Buy a dog house
If your pet is going to be left alone for more than 24 hours then it may be best to get them their own doghouse. This will keep them warmer and allow them the privacy they need when you’re not home.
Take our advice before heading on vacation this year, so you can have an easy time leaving your pets at home.
John is a traveler and blogger. He had travelled various places around the world but fell in love with the beautiful scenery in the Laplands and makes sure to share it with others in any way.