Sitters are responsible for monitoring and maintaining the welfare of the owner’s pet during a sit. This means that if a pet becomes ill or injured, sitters must make sure relevant care or treatment is provided.
As owners remain financially responsible for their pet during the sit, they are to ensure that there are adequate provisions in place for veterinary care. Sitters should always contact the owner as soon as possible, but owners should also permit sitters to obtain veterinary care if they cannot be reached in an emergency.
All costs incurred by the sitter for veterinary care must be reimbursed by the owner within 14 days of the sit ending. It's also important that owners make sitters aware of any pre-existing or on-going medical conditions that their pet has, ahead of the sit.
Remember, both owner and sitter members can also call their free Vet Advice Line for expert help and advice, day or night.