Any sitters able to give insulin shots?

asked 2016-01-18 17:37:01 -0600

How do I go about finding a sitter for overnight stays who can give insulin shots to my 22 lb. dog? Missy is very used to getting her insulin shots and it is really pretty easy. Do sitters volunteer this information in a biography or would I need to question each possible sitter? Of course, I would pay extra. Also, I wouldn't be more than 40 minutes from home the whole time.

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answered 2016-01-18 17:54:07 -0600

When checking out a sitter's profile, look under "additional skills". If a sitter is comfortable administering medication it should be indicated there. For example, my profile lists my additional skills as:

Oral Medication Administration

First Aid/CPR

Special Needs Dog Experience

Injected Medication Administration

Senior Dog Experience

Good luck!

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answered 2016-01-18 18:33:29 -0600

Injected medication experience is one of the items visible from the Quick View option (under a sitter's picture) in the search results, which makes it easy to tell whether or not a sitter has experience with injections without going through their entire profile.

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I had never used Quick View before!! Thanks for showing me this option!

Carmen C.'s profile image Carmen C.  ( 2016-01-18 18:48:54 -0600 ) edit
answered 2016-01-18 18:30:52 -0600

In addition to looking at the profiles for this information, if you need help finding the right sitter, if you contact Rover Support for assistance, they will gladly help connect you with possible matches. Through the messaging system, you can also ask the sitters about their experience with injected medication before you set up any meet & greets.

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answered 2016-01-19 22:18:42 -0600

Good advice given above. When contacting a sitter ask the person if they have experience with giving a pet injections.

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