You probably have considered just leaving your cat with a big bowl of food and lots of water when you leave for vacation. Cats seem pretty independent and able to “free feed” and use a litter box when needed.
Only a pet parent knows for sure but studies show that cats really do need us. Hiring a pet sitter will ensure your cat has some supervision and companionship while it stays in its accustomed environment. Most pet sitters recommend at least one daily visit for a cat. They will scoop the litter box and provide fresh food and water (which is healthiest for your cat.) Most importantly, a pet sitter will monitor your cat’s he