Sharing Sure Petcare data with your cat sitter
22nd August 2019
Sure Petcare’s connected range of pet products store data on your cat’s activity and feeding behaviour, which can be useful to your cat sitter whilst you are away from home.
Sure Petcare app
The Sure Petcare app links to the SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Connect, the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect and the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect via a Hub. The doors record when a pet enters or leaves through the flap and the feeder enables accurate portions to be served and records how much and when a cat eats from the feeder.
When you are on holiday, you can view this data to give you peace of mind while you are away. But you can also give your cat sitter access to the app to help them to better care for your pet in your absence.
Your cat’s routine
If you use a cat sitter or a service like TrustedHousesitters, the Sure Petcare app can help whoever is caring for your cat to learn when your cat is normally in or out of the house. The Microchip Cat Flap Connect and Microchip Pet Door Connect store historical data on your cat’s activity, so your cat sitter will be able to see their usual pattern of behaviour.
This can be useful, because if you have a wary cat, then the cat sitter can make sure they are in the house to put food down for your cat when they are least likely to be around. Conversely, it can help your cat sitter to ensure they are at home at the same time as your cat occasionally, so that they can check up on your cat to ensure they are in good health.
Having access to the app can also help your cat sitter to notice potential changes in your cat’s routine. This means that your cat sitter can investigate what might be causing these changes and take action if necessary. Changes in a cat’s activity could be a sign of illness or stress.
Your cat’s feeding habits
Giving your cat sitter access to the Sure Petcare app can also help them to keep track of your cat’s feeding habits if you have a SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect. Again, if you have a timid cat, this can mean that your cat sitter can make sure they are in the house to fill your cat’s bowl when it’s unlikely that your cat will be eating from the feeder. A timid cat who is interrupted whilst they are eating could become stressed.
Changes in your cat’s eating habits could be an indication of illness, so if your cat sitter can see your cat’s normal feeding patterns in the Sure Petcare app, this can help them to notice changes as soon as they occur.
If your cat needs to see a vet whilst they are in the care of your cat sitter, it can be useful for the cat sitter to have access to the Sure Petcare app so that they can show any changes in your cat’s activity or feeding to the vet to help your cat to get the right care. Before you go away, leave the details of your cat’s vet with your cat sitter so that they know who to contact if your cat needs help.
Helping pet lovers travel
TrustedHousesitters is the pet care solution keeping pets happy at home and helping people to travel. How does it work? Made up of both owners and sitters, members pay just once a year to connect and exchange home and pet care for the chance to stay with pets in unique places. As neither member charges money, it’s a special exchange that helps owners travel with true peace of mind while pet-loving sitters get to experience life somewhere new.
With members in over 130 countries and more five-star Trustpilot reviews than any other house and pet sitting platform, TrustedHousesitters is officially the world’s largest and most trusted community of its kind.