The Pet Guide: Pet Care OptionsBack to Top
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Most pet owners have to deal with the reality of pet care as soon as they come home with their new friend. So for you new pet owners, here are some of the popular pet care options you can expect.
Having someone come to walk the dog, give him water, and keep him company is the obvious first choice for many. Through a service like MindMe.ie, it's easy to find pet care. Someone nearby can always come walk your dog for an hour at lunch for anywhere between €10 and €15 a day, depending on where you live.
Different parts of the country will have different rates--the cost of Dublin Pet Care may be different than the cost of Cork Pet Care. It's simple once you get over the idea of a stranger in your house when you're not home and of giving them a set of your keys if that is the option you go for.
Pet caregivers who come to your home to care for your dogs or cats or lizards!! may also charge by the hour or by the job depending on the type of care needed.
Obviously most dog walkers charge an increased fee to come more than once a day. For people who are frequently away on weekends for conferences, you need to find a person who will look after your dog in your own home or alternatively in their home. There are also numerous boarding kennels throughout the country.
Dog and Cat Day CareBack to Top
There are centres particularly in urban areas that provide dog and cat day care. They will look after your pooch while you go about you daily chores. As with all care – choose carefully.
Whichever pet care option(s) you choose, make sure they meet and anticipate your needs (and your pet's) in the long term. If you live in an urban area, pet will be readily available but at If you live in the suburbs or a more rural area, expect to have to hunt a bit more for pet care options, but once found, you'll most likely pay less for that pet care than you would in the city.
No matter where you live, however, remember that pets are more affected by change than humans, and need routine and structure to be the happy and healthy. Their behaviour will depend on the regularity of care and number of caregivers.