1. Cat-litter delivery services
Can you imagine not having to schlep heavy litter from the store or having to scrub out the box and change the litter? Well, that can be your reality now, as a few different cat-litter delivery services have popped up in the last couple of years.
Doody Calls sends a representative to your home on a regular schedule and empties, scrubs, sanitizes, and fills your litter box or boxes with fresh litter. All you have to do is leave the dirty litter box outside your front door and, when you return home, you’ll find a fresh, clean litter box waiting for you. How nice! Of course, you still have to scoop every day, but most of the litter-box tedium is taken care of by professionals.
2. Auto-ship pet supply services
How often do you realize you're down to the last can of cat food and have to run out to the store? One way to ensure you’re always fully stocked is to order your supplies online. Most retailers offer free or reduced shipping costs for orders over a certain amount. Beware, though: Cat litter is often excluded from the good shipping deals!
3. House call vets
Vets who make house calls are a growing trend in veterinary care. It makes sense, doesn't it? After all, taking a cat to the vet can be a traumatic experience for the cat and the owner. Also, if you're someone who can't or doesn't like to drive, house-call vets are a helpful service. The vets travel with basic equipment (but sometimes treatment requires a trip into the office) and typically charge an extra fee. Ask your vet if she offers house calls -- you might be surprised she does! If she doesn't, a few calls or Google searches should yield vets in your area willing to pay your kitty a visit.
4. Pet chauffeur service
Believe it or not, there are pet chauffeurs available to take your cat to appointments at the vet or groomer. Some transport services will even drive your cat cross-country. Many animal hospitals and vet offices will now pick up your cat, take him back to the office for treatments or check ups, and then return him back to you.
5. In-home cat grooming
Much like going to the vet, going to the groomer can be extremely traumatic for some cats. Enter the mobile cat groomer! They can come to your home and beautify your baby on site. This can save your time and save your cat the anxiety of a car ride and visit to unfamiliar surroundings. Plus, you can learn a lot about your cat from a groomer who is there, in your home, allowing you to observe the process. When looking for one, make sure to check with grooming salons to see if they have someone on staff who makes house calls. They may offer but not advertise the service.