Re: Atenolol while out of town
- I'm a petsitter myself. Make sure the person has *petsitter's* insurance,
not some other form of insurance, and/or bonding. Bonding is really just for
employees, so if he/she is a sole proprietor, not an employee, bonding is not
That might help your husband feel more comfortable.
You can also ask for local references from clients, preferably a long-term
client. Maybe you can find a reference from someone with a special needs pet.
Or maybe you can find a petsitter who is also a vet tech--that would be
In some areas, there are local petsitter's associations. They can be very
helpful in finding the right person. But the national listings are a good
place to start.
If you were in my very small service area, I'd be happy to take care of your
heart kitty. I've had almost a year experience with my own, now. And I've
given lots of meds to other people's pets. I sort of specialize in pets with
special needs or anxieties.
Judith in NC
Hi, everyone....just wanted to thank you all for your kind respones and
suggestions re: my atenolol while on vacation question! I'm looking into
national petsitter organizations for recommendations, more information, etc.
husband isn't wild about someone unknown in our house, but I think we'll be
okay...and we'll definitely have peace of mind for Simon.
Again, many thanks!
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- Hi Jennifer.....
You might want to consider "hiring" one
of the Techs from your Vet Clinic.
1. Since they are affiliated with your
Vet, you can feel more comfortable
that they will be responsible.
2. Having a Tech check on your little
one is almost as good as daily vet
care....in addition to knowing what to
look for, they are familiar with the
importance of meds, timing and probably
have a good pilling technique.
We've done this a couple of times.
Once, we had a tech and our sitter meeting at the house twice a day.
The Tech gave the meds and the
sitter fed and did the litter boxes.
Everyone can use a little extra cash....
Hope this is helpful,
- I have to second this. I use Techs from my vet's office - and they
have been, mostly, extremely good. Find of if one or more live close
On Mar 6, 2006, at 11:06 AM, KAPTIVA@... wrote:
> Hi Jennifer.....
> You might want to consider "hiring" one
> of the Techs from your Vet Clinic.