Caring for Your Pets While You're on Honeymoon
You've saved up and waited months for that ideal honeymoon getaway and now that the days drawing up to your wedding are depleting and as a responsible pet owner, you need to consider options for your pet while you're away.
If your dog happens to be well-mannered and/or trained, you can bring them along with you. Just be sure to check that the place you're headed for allows pets and is pet-friendly. Should you decide to bring along your furry friend, be sure to clean up after them and don't leave it alone in your room or you might come back to complaints from those in neighboring rooms or to, unfortunately, a destroyed room. Remember to be equip yourselves with a first-aid kit for your pets as well on top of the phone number of a local veterinarian, your pet's regular food and toys, and tons of plastic bags for your pet's poop.
For cat owners, traveling with your pets might not be such a great idea because your feline friends would most likely prefer to stay at home but don't go ahead and leave them all alone at home because cats can get lonely and you never know what might happen to them.
The best and safest thing to do is to hire a pet-sitter for when you're on your honeymoon. A pet-sitter will ensure that your cats will still get the care they need even though you're not around. The downside to a pet-sitter, however, is the cost at which most of them come at. If you can't afford to hire one - we understand that your honeymoon will not come cheap - fret not because you can choose to exchange favors with, say, a neighbor or a relative.
The aforementioned is also a great option for those who have decided on leaving their dogs or other pets such as birds, rabbits, fishes, even tiny reptiles behind while on vacation. To reduce your pet's stress - more so pets that will require human handling - have the person, be it a pet-sitter, neighbor or relative, who will be taking care of your pets come over a few times before you leave to allow some time for your pets to get used to their presence.
If, unfortunately, you are unable to find someone to look after your pets, there is the option of boarding your pets up. Look up a boarding facility on the internet to see the options that are available for your pets. Once you've found a couple, head down to the facility to see for yourself if the conditions are suitable and comfortable enough for your pets to be left at for those few days or weeks. Take note of the staff as well and see how they handle those pets currently residing at the facility. Once you've decided on a place that will ensure your pet's emotional, physical and medical needs will be met, be sure to bring along your pet's regular food, toys and litter (especially for cats) when you send your pets there because these little touches of home will help your pets feel more comfortable and settle in a little quicker.
A honeymoon should be anything but stressful and full of worries so follow the above tips to ensure that you will be completely at ease knowing that your pets are safe and well taken care of.