Cats, and some other small pets, may try to test their limits – similar to what children do when their parents are away. Your Pet Sitter should be informed of any methods of training that you use to manage your pet’s possible behavior problems.

Some pets get separation anxiety and like to chew things up when owners are away. Potentially dangerous plants or decorations should be put somewhere that your pets won’t be able to get to them. Keep this in mind especially during the Holidays when greenery, candles, chocolates, and other decorations are on display.

Ensure that any access to the pool or garage is blocked to pets, as these are potentially dangerous places. Notify your Pet Sitter of any other rooms, furniture, or outdoor areas that are off-limits to your pet.

Pet Veterinarian Information is Important

Display the name and phone number of your Veterinarian in a prominent place. Include the name and phone number of your regular Vet and an Emergency Vet. Your Pet Sitter will need to know the following about your pet(s):

• medical history
• immunization records
• microchip or any other identification information
• medications
• any minor health problems or phobias
• and whether your pet has ticks or fleas


If your pet is on medication, your Pet Sitter needs to know. For multiple pets on medication, it can be helpful to place each separate dose in labeled pill organizers or small plastic bags marked with permanent marker to show: pet name, time to administer the medication, date, and the amount of dosage.

You can relax now and enjoy your trip. Burlingame Pet Sitting will keep your best friend in the best of care.