Monday, December 22, 2014

4 Reasons Why I Insist on Visiting Cats Every Day Rather Than Every Other Day

Harold looks forward to "helping" me write notes about his visits for his mom to read.
Occasionally, clients will request that I  visit their cats every other day rather than on a daily basis because they insist that their furry friend is independent. My response to clients is that it is my policy to visit cats daily for the following four reasons:

Even timid cats such as Newman felt better knowing I would look under the bed to say hello to him.
1. Regardless of your cat’s independence, they are used to having you around. When you go days without spending time with them, their happiness and health are affected. While a friendly pet sitter is no substitute for their loving owner having someone around to nurture and play with them is a huge comfort.
As soon as I scoop out Norman's litter he has to inspect it.
2. Not to mention, cats tend to be pretty finicky when it comes to their litter box. If a cat’s box is not cleaned out regularly, they are more likely to have accidents. A daily pet visit could save on future carpet cleaning expenses and will ensure that your cat gets the attention it needs.

Shy Sebastian never missed a minute of me scooping his litter box and filling his food and water bowls to the brim.
3. Another reason why every other day visits are not recommended is because when cats get sick, their health deteriorates rapidly. Cats are known to be pros at hiding their physical ailments so if your cat becomes sick, they will most likely hide their illness until they cannot hide it any longer. If a pet sitter is checking in on your cat daily, they will notice that something is wrong sooner than if they are only visiting every other day, keeping your pet safe from disease.

If my friends do not greet me I go to them and often find them in clever hiding places.
4. Too many other things can go wrong if your cat is only being visited once in a 48-hour period. For instance, your cat may knock over their water bowl, become trapped in a closet or cupboard, have an accident on the carpet, or become seriously ill.

If you live in the Dover, New Hampshire, area and are in need of a cat sitter please contact me! Please click here for more information! 


  1. I agree. I couldn't imagine leaving any pet without an at least once a day visit.

    Monty and Harlow

    1. Years ago I hired a pet sitter to visit my cats twice a day because they get 1/2 a can of wet food morning and night! I charge a low rate to visit cats for clients in my neighborhood and that's one of the reasons why they keep coming back!


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