I have taken several quick vacations since I had ET and Lacey and have always been fortunate enough to either bring them with me or have a neighbor and close friend in my building watch them. This friend has been willing to feed them raw 2x/day, thereby keeping them on their schedule.
Well, I'm going away for 4-6 nights in a few weeks and this friend is not available. I debated boarding my 2 at the cat-only vet, but it is expensive and I think unnecessarily stressful.
I have found a colleague who has lots of experience and references pet sitting, and she is available. Her prices are reasonable.
How do you handle raw feeding with a pet sitter? With my friend I've always left single-serving meals (pink lid for Lacey, blue for ET
) in the freezer. I have to make sure this sitter is comfortable feeding raw (she won't have to handle the meat or anything, just dump it so I'm hoping it won't be a problem) but I could always have her feed EVO 95 if that is easier for her.
I am debating having this sitter come by only once a day. I don't think I will be able to increase the amount I feed them, as their stomach can only hold so much! What about having her leave some Wellness CORE dry behind for them to snack on? I'd really like to avoid having her come again (poor grad student), but I will if that really is the best option.
We all know that they are "just cats, and will be fine" but they are all I have in this city and I want to make sure they get taken care of.
Thanks for your advice!!
Edited to add a picture, to thank you for reading this... miss Lacey, serving as a kitty blanket for me during a nap after a big exam: