By: | | Dogs, Cats, Pet Sitting

So you’ve decided that your pet will be happiest staying in their own home while you travel, and you’ve chosen a professional pet sitter to care for them. Now the question is how many times a day should you schedule a pet sitter to visit them? Here are some things to think about to help you decide.

What is your pet’s normal routine?

When deciding how many times a day to schedule your pet sitter to come to your home to care for your pet, it’s best to start by thinking about your pet’s regular daily routine. How many times a day do you feed your pet? How many times a day does your dog get let out or walked for a potty break? How many hours at a time is your pet used to being home alone during the day?

What are your pet’s attention and exercise needs?

Next, think about your pet’s personality and energy level. Do you have a friendly, social pet who thrives on interaction with people or a more shy pet who would prefer not to have a stranger coming into the house too often? Does your pet need a lot of exercise and activity throughout the day to be calm and happy?

What is your budget?

For most pets, the more pet sitting visits you can schedule each day the better, but more visits does mean more cost, so most pet parents try to strike a balance between what’s ideal for their pet and what fits their budget.

Our Recommendations

At Ready Pet Go, we generally recommend two visits per day for cats and at least three visits per day for dogs to ensure that cats get adequate attention and care and that dogs get enough exercise and a sufficient number of potty breaks.

Let Ready Pet Go Create a Personalized Schedule Just for Your Pet

If you are unsure about how many pet sitting visits a day would be best for your pets, contact us or give us a call at 240-221-5335. We’d be happy to discuss your options and give you a personalized recommendation for your pet once we learn more about them and their individual needs.