Tip #54 - Leaving Your Pets Behind
If you have a pet(s) but need to go on a trip and leave them behind, the best and safest way to do it is to have somebody that you trust take care of your pet, whether that's a pet-sitter, a relative or a neighbor. What are friends for? This will also be the less expensive route but never leave a pet home alone. If you must board your pet, however, inspect whatever boarding facility you're considering for cleanliness, safety and the assurance that the staff will meet your pet's emotional, physical and medical needs. Try and leave your pet with the pet food and toys they are familiar with; including some of your unwashed clothes with your scent. I know, sounds weird but your pet will miss you less. Lastly, if you have fish, you can buy long-lasting food pallets that will slowly feed your fish for several days.