As a pet owner, when you are planning to go away for a while, have you noticed your pooches sitting around with a very mournful look on their adorable faces? Dogs, and cats as well, always seem to know when their human family is going to be going away. It might be the sight of the travel bags being unearthed or it might just be the general air of holiday excitement that triggers this sorrow in their faces. And the look that they can give you is enough to melt even the hardest heart. You might be feeling very guilty once your bags are packed, and this overwhelming feeling could even make you have a change of heart about your holiday.
But pet sitters in Pretoria can help you.
Do you know your animals could be suffering from separation anxiety?
Did you know that dogs suffer from separation anxiety? Just like children do not want to be left alone, so do dogs feel the sense of loss and anxiety when their human parents go to work or head off for a holiday. Some of the symptoms of separation anxiety include unruly barking, howling, and scurrying around the house looking for their owners, or even chewing.
Dogs are more like us than we think and their emotions can be easy to read. This can be even more common if your dog is attached to you or if you have adopted the dog from an animal rescue shelter. Your dog is truly your best friend and he or she is likely to feel even more attached to you than you are to it.
And separation anxiety won’t only happen when a dog is left alone at home for a period of time. Separation anxiety can also happen when a dog changes homes, is adopted by a new family, experiences a change in what they consider the norm, or if a new family member enters the home. They are also very sensitive to deaths in the family and other such changes. These can lead to the dog developing a separation anxiety. In many ways, they can be just like a child.
If you have a cat you might have noticed this similar behaviour. Although cats have that cool, calm exterior that makes you think that they are not paying you the slightest bit of attention, but there are some cats who are very attached to their owners. If you find that your cat is following you around all the time and tries to hide away when it knows that you are leaving then your cat might be showing symptoms of separation anxiety. The might even start meowing when you are preparing to leave the house.
In extreme cases of separation anxiety in dogs and cats medication might be needed but in less severe cases pet sitters in Pretoria might be just the answer you are looking for.
If you are living a very fast paced lifestyle that doesn’t afford you might time spent at home with your animals you might want to consider getting in a dog walker to exercise your friend and keep him or her healthy, but if you are the type who travels a lot then a pet sitter in Pretoria is the better option.
Pet sitters in Pretoria have lots of experience with looking after pets and giving them a comfortable environment while you are away on business or on holiday. The person who you choose to leave your animals with will need to be briefed on the needs that your dog or cat has. Each animal can be a unique case, though some might be more difficult than others. What makes the pet sitters in Pretoria such a great option is that your beloved animals will not be removed from the comfort of their homes. Instead, the trusted pet sitter will come to your home and look after the animal in their own space. Sometimes you have the added benefit of having your pet sitters in Pretoria double up as your house sitters in Pretoria, looking after your home while also taking care of your pets.
Pet sitters in Pretoria will take care of your animal’s needs. They will be fed at the time that they are used to eating and they will be taken on the daily walk that they have come to love and expect.
Student pet sitters in Pretoria are usually the better option to go with as their time is flexible. Agencies will select only the finest pet sitters to take care of your furry children. Pet sitters are those who really have an attachment to animals. You should always choose a pet sitter who has a trusted reputation and who has experience as a pet sitter.
Pet sitters in Pretoria are not just about taking care of your cats and dogs, they are also able to take care of fish, birds, reptiles and other mammals.
The distinct quality of a pet sitter
First and foremost, a pet sitter is going to be the person who has a whole lot of love for all kinds of pets. They will have the distinct quality of being able to get along with all animals and they will have a few of their own at home. Pet sitters will also have received some type of training that will make them suitable for the job. This will also enable them to tackle any medical emergencies.
They might even have a certificate to their names which will help you when you are shifting through the many pet sitters that are available. A great pet sitter is able to read the non-verbal signs that your animals are giving off and they should be able to respond to it appropriately.
The pet sitter that you choose should be trustworthy and if they don’t want to meet with you at your home then there might be a problem.
If you are looking for trustworthy pet sitters in Pretoria and house sitters in Pretoria, Student Co has a number of students who fit the profile well.