Arranging suitable care for your pets while you’re on holiday is important for their welfare and your peace of mind. Pets can get stressed out by their owners’ absence, by being in a strange place, or being looked after by strange people, but there are ways to make sure they have a good time while you’re away.
Kennels and catteries look after large numbers of cats and dogs every year. Your pets will be looked after by professionals and given all the care they need, including daily exercise. Vets will tell you, however that some pets find being away from home, and surrounded by other animals stressful. To help them settle, take along their own bed or blanket, and a favourite toy or two. Something that smells of you, like a sweatshirt you’ve been wearing, can also be comforting.