How Long Can I Safely Leave My Cat At Home Alone?
August 8th (tomorrow!) is International Cat Day, so in honor of them, we ask you to please….take pity on your kitties when it comes to leaving them alone for long periods of time.
In our line of work, we pet sitters insist on seeing your kitty every single day for a number of reasons (and twice a day for kittens)…the LEAST of which is money in our pockets. Here are a few:
- Cats like clean, fresh water. How would you like to be left with a water bowl full of tepid water that’s developing a layer or slime, or a bowl of food that’s getting older by the minute?
- Cat’s are notorious for getting into tight spots, what happens when they get stuck?
- How would you like to have to use a toilet that is full of waste for several days?
That’s what your cat has to live with when you are gone for more than 24 hours.
What if your cat spills it’s water or eats all its food in a day? And even worse, what if your cat if he gets seriously sick or injured, and no one’s around to help? A cat’s urethra can become blocked easily….a serious and extremely painful condition that can be FATAL within 24 hours if not attended to immediately.
Cats may be independent by nature, but that doesn’t mean they don’t miss you when you’re away. Cats aren’t aloof as most people assume. Cats are social creatures that require daily attention.
If you need to be away for a few days, give us a call to discuss how we can make your trip stress free for your cat. We do cat (and other pet) sitting, and will give your kitty loving care while you are away. A daily visitor will keep your cat’s life consistent and unchanged by making sure he/she has fresh food, fresh water and clean living quarters.
A little social interaction will go a long way in letting Kitty know that you’ll be back soon, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing all is well at home.