|Purred: Mon May 8, '06 12:35pm PST |
|My mom never left me alone because she's worried about emergencies, like a fire. Here are her recommendations:
1) Ask a human friend to stay in your place while you are gone. Or stay with a human friend while your mom is gone.
2) Board at a GOOD kennel, NOT the vet. My mom has worked at both boarding kennels and at a vet. The boarding facilities at the vets are almost always really bad, especially stressful if there are dogs nearby. Also, from her experience, the vet techs could not take care of the animals boarding as much because they were so busy with the patients who needed medical attention. But mom has worked at cool kennels where the cats have their own private area and they let one cat out at a time in shifts (inside the room, of course) so that they can play and stretch their legs. There were many condos and toys and window seats with bird feeders to look at.
3) Get a pet sitter or a friend to come by twice a day. My mom also used to work as a pet sitter. It's a little expensive but at least you're at home and checked on everyday. But still, emergencies are scary if you're all alone.
Good luck and I hope this helps!
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