I thought it would be helpful for pet owners to know what goes on in a cat sitting visit. This is my general checklist for a cat visit.
So I thought I would write a short list of what goes on in a half hour cat visit:
- Move post from front door
- Wash food and water bowls
- Feed cats / animals
- Give clean water
- Treasure hunt and removal of items from the litter tray
- Clearing up floor of any litter the cats have sprinkled
- Check for any accidents and fur ball sick
- Check animals physical health and nails
- Clean food mat area once the animals have finished eating
- Water plants
- Open or close curtains as required
- Turn lights on or off as required
- I also check the litter tray before I go as the cats usually have used it after eating. This means that it is nice for them to use until I next visit.
- Complete daily log of what the pets have eaten and litter tray activity
- Put bins out
- The litter tray is cleaned out properly as and when required.
It goes without saying that I give the animals as much fuss and cuddles as I can. In fact, the visits usually take longer than half an hour as it is hard to take myself away from the animals.
So far the cats I have looked after have mostly been house cats or only allowed in only certain parts of the house.
I bring all the cleaning equipment with me. This includes separate items for food bowls, floor and litter tray. Where possible, I use the owners sweeping brush and hoover. They often leave out carpet cleaner just in case however, if not supplied, I have my own.