The holiday season has officially begun! Now that summer is finally here, millions of us are busy planning for our next big trip away. If you’re heading off soon in search of warm weather, beaches and relaxation, then choosing the right cat holiday care is likely to be high up on your list. But with more choices than ever before, what’s the best option?

Ginger and white cat looks into the camera: cat holiday careWhat to consider

Start by thinking about what’s best for your cat. Just like people, cats have different personalities and temperaments. Is your cat nervous around other animals or fun loving and sociable? Choosing cat holiday care that’s right for your cat will give you peace of mind while you’re away.

You need to feel confident about the care you’re choosing for your cat. Always ask about insurance, experience and credentials and check out recent reviews. If you are considering catteries or pet hotels, always make time for a visit to make sure you are happy with the facilities on offer.

Whichever option you choose for your cat’s care while you’re on holiday – help your cat to adjust. Make sure they have their favourite toys and blankets and leave some of your clothing behind too – your smell will reassure your cat that you will be back!

What are the options for cat holiday care?

  • Pet hotels – If you’re looking for a touch of extravagance, pet hotels offer luxury boarding facilities for cats; some come with under-floor heating, manicuring and a chauffeur service – but with a price tag to match.
  • Family, neighbours or friends – Cats are very territorial and are most content in their own environment. Asking family, neighbours or friends to pop in twice a day is a good option to keep your cat happy and secure. But while neighbours are happy to top up food and drink, they often can’t stay around to give your cat the fuss or attention they need.
  • Catteries – Catteries, like pet hotels, offer boarding facilities where your cat comes to stay while you’re on holiday. While it’s a sociable option, cats are often kept in cages for long periods and the unfamiliar sounds and smells can make the experience very traumatic.
  • Pet sitters – Cat sitting is a popular alternative to catteries or pet hotels. Pet sitters are paid to come into your own home, usually twice a day. They will top-up food and drink, change litter, administer medications as needed and spend time giving your cat plenty of love and attention!

About The Cat Butler’s cat sitting service

Sleeping cat: cat holiday careThe Cat Butler offers an exclusive cat sitting service across Hertfordshire in St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Hatfield and further afield. The Cat Butler’s cat sitters are all passionate about cats and our cat sitting service is bespoke, meeting the needs of each cat we care for. Here’s why our service is so unique:

  • The Cat Butler is fully vetted and insured
  • Our Cat Sitters are veterinary trained and able to administer a wide rage of medication.
  • The Cat Butler is available 365 days per year, often at very short notice
  • Cat sitting services include: feeding and watering, changing litter, grooming, administering medication if necessary, and of course lots of fuss and attention.
  • Free home security service included: bringing in the post/deliveries, opening and closing curtains, switching lights on/off, putting out/taking in rubbish bins, watering indoor and patio plants.
  • At The Cat Butler we understand that it’s hard to leave your cat behind – so we’ll keep you in touch by phone or email as well as posting photos of your feline friend on our Facebook page!

Holiday time is precious and you need to be able to relax in the knowledge that your cat is happy and secure. If you’re looking for cat holiday care that provides absolute peace of mind, cat sitting is the perfect solution with home security included! To find out more about The Cat Butler’s exclusive cat sitting service, contact us today.


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