Keeping your pet alone safely

You might be living alone with a pet, but what happens when you need to have a coffee date at your local café which has a huge blackboard sign and written in white chalk the words: “No pets please”. 

Here are a few of our tips to keeping your pet safely for a few hours, ideally not more than 10 hours:

  • Ensure you walk your pet before you leave and that is has relieved itself.
  • Turn on the TV or Radio to keep them distracted or entertained, so the pet doesn’t become sad or bored and then chews your favourite shoes.
  • Place safe and interactive toys around the house that they cannot tear apart or ingest. Toys will help to reduce separation anxiety that can occur when you leave.
  • Clear the environment of things that be unsafe to your pet or that it can destroy such as keeping doors locked, putting food away from your pets reach, ensuring small items that can cause choking hazards are out of sight etc.
  • Ensure that your home is comfortable for your pet, that is, the temperature is suitable, and depending on its feeding period, it has sufficient food etc.

You can also consider purchasing a pet camera and/or obtaining the services of a pet sitter to take care of your pet while you’re away especially if you tend to be away often and for long hours too. 

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