Special Needs Cats: Sitter Requirements

Most Stay with Stella host cats are pretty easy to take care of but some have special needs. If you have experience with special needs cats, please check off the appropriate boxes on your profile.

 

Hydration (cats with kidney issues)

  • Experience with administering subcutaneous fluids
  • Ability to restrain cat as necessary

Administering oral medications

  • Ability to administer appropriate dosage at scheduled times
  • Administering oral medications (liquids, pills or capsules)
  • Experience with manually inserting oral medications in mouth
  • Ability to administer appropriate dosage at scheduled times

Diabetes

  • Experience with testing blood daily, monitoring blood sugar level and injecting insulin
  • Ability to restrain cat as necessary

Special diet

  • Ability to provide specified types of food at scheduled times

Eye medications

  • Experience with administering eye drops, ointments or other eye medications
  • Ability to restrain cat as necessary
  • Experience with cleaning eyes as necessary

Ear medications

  • Experience with administering drops, ointments or other medications in ears
  • Ability to restrain cat as necessary
  • Experience with cleaning ears as necessary

Many thanks to our friends at Neighborhood Cats for providing this valuable checklist.