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Pet Checklist | Helpful Information The pet carer Needs To Look After Your Pet

A pet checklist can give you peace of mind when someone else is caring for your pet. Sometimes our pets will have unexpected change in their lives and may need to be cared for by someone other than you. Although the carer may or may not be known to you, the carer won’t have the same breadth of information about your pet that you have.

You want to provide the carer of your pet ​​with as much information as possible. It isn’t always practical to have a lengthy discussion with a carer particularly in times of an emergency. You need a pet checklist.

Having a written checklist is also a good reference point and eliminates the problem of forgetting information.

The carer may be someone known to you but this is not always the case. The more detail you can provide, the better for your pet and the carer. This will give you some peace of mind also.

If a family member is the carer or will be organizing the ​carer, this will make the job a whole lot easier for them also.

Use this handy pet checklist to complete the information so that you have it at hand should it be needed.

You want to provide the carer of your pet ​​with as much information as possible about the pet they will be looking after. It isn’t always possible to have a lengthy discussion with a carer particularly in times of an emergency.

It is useful to have a pet checklist ready which contains the relevant information that would be helpful for a carer. This is even more important when a discussion with the carer is not possible.

Having a written checklist is also a good reference point and eliminates the problem of forgetting information.

The carer may be someone known to you but this is not always the case. The more detail you can provide, the better for your pet and the carer. This will give you some peace of mind also.

If a family member is the carer or will be organizing the ​carer this will make it easier for them also.

Use this handy pet checklist to complete the information so that you have it at hand should it be needed in a hurry. If the details change, you can always download the checklist again.

This is a FREE download. Click here to download the checklist. It is in pdf form. ​There are two pages in this pet checklist download.

If you have any suggestions for information to add to this list please leave a message in the comments.

​Pet Checklist Information For The Owner To Complete

If there are any other details you wish to include, you can write on the back of the pet checklist.

The pet checklist includes the following information:

  • Veterinarian Name and Contact details: Space to write the name/email/phone/and address details of your veterinarian.

  • Pet owner Name and Contact details – Space to write your name/email/phone/address plus any contact details that the pet carer may need in your absence.

  • Carer Name and Contact details – name/email/phone/address. This is for the carer to complete.

  • Medical Information including allergies.

  • Medications – Include dosage/ When administered/ How medications stored/ Any special instructions that relate to giving the pet medication.

  • ​Non Prescription Medications – for example, flea drops – When and how the medication is administered.

  • Pet Tag Information – What is the information on the pet tag? You may want to consider a temporary tag with carer information for the duration of your absence.

  • Feeding Regime – Include the brand of food/ the time of day your pet is fed/ the amount given and where the feeding bowls etc are located.

  • Age of your pet – Any information that is related to age, for example your pet may be hard of hearing.

  • ​Sleeping – Where does your pet normally sleep? Does your pet have a pet bed?

  • ​Grooming Basics – This will include any information that relates to grooming, for example, if your cat is a long haired breed it may need regular brushing.

  • Toys or comfort aids that your pet uses. Where are they located?

  • ​Other information – for example, type of cat litter. Where to dispose of the cat litter. Where is the cat litter stored? Will the carer be required to purchase more litter? Is the cat an inside cat only and so on.

Here is the download link again – for the pet checklist.

pet checklist information
Well this will be handy dear. I hope they remember to add that I like a little warmed milk at night.

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