Before you leave your cat in the care of a professional cat sitter, there are things you can do to help ensure the cat sitting visits go smoothly.
However, your cat sitter should ask you to first complete a detailed profile. Questions they should be asking about include your cats personality, feeding instructions, litter box care, your cat’s favorite toys, hiding places and medical/veterinarian information.
Other questions should be about caring for your home including bringing in mail, watering plants, taking out trash, emergency contacts, etc. It is just as important to meet with your cat sitter in person at your home for a consultation before you leave town. This allows you to introduce your cat sitter to your cat, to make sure they are the right fit, to review all the details in your profile together while showing them everything they may need at the visits, and to exchange keys. Reviewing your profile in person also gives you both the opportunity to add any missing details about caring for your cat and home. However, there are still other things you can do before you leave to ensure the visits will go smoothly so you will return to a happy and well cared for cat and home.
By doing the above aside from completing a detailed profile and meeting with your cat sitter before you leave, it will make it easier for your cat sitter to give your cat the best care. This will help make for a happy cat and a nice clean home upon your return.