There is a common misconception that it’s OK to leave a cat alone for hours every day without a human or other animal to interact with.
Pet cats need stimuli and interaction. It is not uncommon for cats to develop behavior challenges because they are left alone without companionship. Many cat-behavior cases, such as cat depression, poo/pee all over house etc. exist because the cats have been left alone all day long without stimulation or another animal or person to interact with.
Cats know your regular schedule: knows when you normally wake up, provide breakfast and dinner, clean the cat box, beditme, playtime, etc. Consistency is very important to a cat. Regular interaction with their human and animal companions is an important parts of cats’ worlds.
Depending on the cat and the circumstances, cats can become stressed when taken to different environments. Bringing a cat to overnighters might not be the best option if other animals will be there. Also, many cats do not adjust well to new situations.
If you’re gone for more than a day, arrange for a pet sitter come in and play with your cat during the day, groom it and check on the house. Pet Sitter Irina will give your cat fresh food, medications (if necessary) and water and clean the litterbox when spending a night away. Pet Angel Irina will also groom, clean cat hair, possible vomits and floor. You will come back home in to tidy house and happy cat.
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