Pet care while on holiday

Arrange adequate care for when you are away. Unless you have a house sitter or a pet sitter that you trust - or a decent kennel that has been recommended - you shouldn't be going away.

It's not too early to book your pet into a cattery or kennel - in fact, many are booked up months in advance for the holiday season.

Often when you decide to take a holiday you would ideally like to be surrounded by your whole family, including your pets.

In the past, taking a holiday with a pet has been inconvenient and hard to arrange, but the increase in pet-friendly accommodation, travel options and a change in regulations for travelling with animals overseas means holidays with pets are now a far more feasible option and do not require much more planning.

Private holiday accommodation is the perfect solution for taking a holiday with pets, as there is plenty of space and no extra costs involved.

Taking your cat or dog on holiday not only saves money on kennel costs, but allows you to relax, safe in the knowledge that your pet is safe and sound.

Many holiday home owners are more than happy to welcome pets, marking their properties as pet-friendly holiday rentals.

- Hamilton News

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