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What do cat sitting services include?

The cat sitting service includes all the tasks and activities necessary to care for your cat while you’re away. This involves feeding and medicating your cat if required, sending you updates, having some playtime and cleaning out their litter box as necessary. 

Feeding and playing with your cat

Your hired cat sitter can go to your home to feed your cat. This may include cleaning your cat’s food and water bowls and cleaning them out after your cat has eaten. Your cat sitter can give your cat the prescribed amount of food, and even feed them only the food and amount you specify if they are on a strict diet.  

Some cat sitters can provide the cat food should your supply run out, but this can cost extra. After their meal, your cat sitter can stay with your cat for a while to play with them and keep them from feeling sad or lonely. Some cat sitters make this part of the service package, but some may charge a little extra.  

Giving them their medication

Your hired cat sitter can give elderly cats or cats with medical issues the medication they need. The cat sitter can give your cat eye drops, ear drops, feed them pills and apply most other medication your cat needs, all while following the prescribed dosage instructions. Some cat sitters may replenish the prescriptions should these run out, but they may charge a separate fee for this.

Sending updates

Thanks to smartphones and messaging apps, you don’t have to wonder or worry about your cat’s status every minute. Your cat sitter can send you updates in the form of pictures, video recordings, real-time videos or any combination of these sent to you through one of these apps. These updates of your cat can be sent each time your cat sitter goes to your home to check in on your beloved kitty. 

Cleaning the litter box

With no one to clean the litter box, the house can foul up, and your cat may eventually refuse to use the litter box and do their business in random areas. To avoid this, your cat sitter can dispose of the used kitty litter and replace it with a fresh batch. This can be done as often as needed. 

Other services

Some cat sitters may offer extra services for an additional fee. This can include cleaning out areas that your cat may have made a mess in, taking out the garbage, checking your mailbox and placing the mail on your counter, or bringing in any newspapers or packages that were left on your doorstep. 

This can help keep up the impression that your house isn’t completely empty and deter any would-be intruders. But if you are also concerned with the security of your home while you’re away, consider hiring a house sitting service or house sitters. 

Recent Cat Sitting tasks in Sunshine Coast

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Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia

17th Jan 2023

I urgently need someone to look after my beautiful Ragdolls while I still try to secure a rental property. I will pay for all food and litter and pay you on top of that for having them. They are complete inside cats and they are fully litter trained and beautiful little babies it’s Alaska (3 years old) and her 2 kittens (1 year old). John Coffey & BabyFace. Only cat lovers who are genuinely going to live my babies for me and I will make sure your very much paid for your time. Thank you so much - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 18 January 2023

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Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia

3rd Jul 2022

Needing emergency accommodation for my cat Levi for 2 weeks - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 5 July 2022

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Mountain Creek QLD 4557, Australia

27th Feb 2022

We are going away from the 10th March to the 30th April (7 weeks) and we have two cats. We have looked at Kennels, and wanted to reach out first to a loving home on the Sunshine Coast that may appreciate our two cats and look after them better than a Cattery. Our cats sleep inside quietly at nighttime. They are sleeping or outside during the day. They are older cats (12 and 14 years old) and do not require much attention. They never scratch or cause trouble (we have two girls 5 and 7 so there's been no trouble). We are looking for someone with a home or farm that can look after our cats for 7 weeks. We just need them to have somewhere inside to sleep at nighttime. Preferably with access to outside for toilet (they know kitty litter trays but out of practice mostly as we have a cat door). Food is simple. Dry food and water available at all times, and some VIP pet mince at night time. Our cats have freedom to go outside, and we would love them to stay somewhere that they are not inside all day long. So thought we would try air tasker. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 10th Mar 2022

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Maroochydore QLD, Australia

12th Jul 2021

Hi, our gorgeous cat needs a home for 3- 4 months, she is a beautiful ginger female cat, born 26.01.20, small frame and part Siamese in her breed. She is NOT de-sexed and has currently been on heat for three weeks, we would like to breed her soon. She is fully vaccinated and we just need to have her looked after until end Oct/mid Nov. She is very friendly and a little princess. She is very good around other cats and has always lived with dogs. We are offering $50 per week for her care, and would like someone near Maroochydore where we could visit her once a week. Thank you so much for reading our task.

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Peregian Springs QLD, Australia

8th Jul 2020

2 x Daily visits to our house to feed and care for cat while we are away 1st/2nd/3rd August

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Mooloolaba QLD 4557, Australia

30th Mar 2019

Looking for someone to petsit a cat/kitten 10 months old for an extended period of time whilst im settling in/looking for new home. 5 weeks minimum possibly extend to 8 weeks. Cat is desexed, playful and litter trained. Food and litter will be provided. From Tuesday 2nd of April ongoing.