Unfortunately, real life can get in the way of you spending quality time with your cat so a cat sitter or boarding kennel may be needed. For example your boss may ask you to go on an important business trip over the weekend or there may be a different important event you must attend.
That’s not such a problem if there’s someone else at home to watch over your cat, but if you’re living by yourself, the prospect of leaving your pet home alone can be downright heart-wrenching. Your pet will suffer too.
Most pet parents welcome the opportunity to spend as much time as they can with their cats. Some folks will even bring their cats along on vacation.
Sadly, our cats cannot accompany us everywhere. Whether it’s due to work or other commitments, we sometimes have to leave our cats at home. It’s important to note that the separation can be just as hard on your cat as it is on you.
Cats can experience bouts of separation anxiety like dogs. According to Purina, cats who were abused in the past or have been re-homed many times are particularly susceptible to separation anxiety.
As a pet owner, recognizing a pet in distress is crucial. Included in this article are just some of the most common signs that your cat is experiencing separation anxiety.
Follows You Everywhere
Let’s be clear, your cat following you is not necessarily a sign of trouble. They may just be feeling extra affectionate on that given day. However, if your pet is following you everywhere and refuses to be left behind, it’s not a good sign.
Cats may also attempt to draw your attention further by meowing loudly or stepping in front of you constantly. It means that they don’t want to be far from you and they want to make that very clear.
Becomes More Vocal
Speaking of meowing loudly, you may also notice that your cat is causing more of a ruckus whenever you’re about to leave. This is yet another way for them to express their displeasure with you leaving.
A cat who meows loudly when you return home may also be experiencing separation anxiety.
Exhibits Abnormal Behavior
Separation anxiety can be very stressful for cats and their behavior may change as a result. They may not eat as much when you’re out of the house and they may also display destructive behavior during that time.
Don’t just shrug off the changes in your cat’s behavior. Recognizing the symptoms of separation anxiety is a good first step. Understand their distress so you can decide how to help your anxious pet.
Separation anxiety can be difficult for your pet cat to handle. Make it easier for him/her by hiring a professional sitter.
Allow us at TAILored Cat Services to help by scheduling your appointment today. Call 425-923-7791 or browse our website to learn more.
Our pet cats experience dreaming. That’s what researchers who looked into the matter have concluded.
Now that we know about this ability our pets possess, it’s a good idea to learn more about how to react when we see them in the middle of dreaming.
What do the seemingly random movements mean when your cat is sleeping? Should you wake your pet up if you think he/she is having a nightmare? Are cats capable of sleepwalking?
Find out the answers to those important questions by reading on. Continue Reading…
Dreams are the subject of endless fascination for people. We have spent countless hours trying to figure out any deeper meaning they may have and many of us go to bed in the hopes of experiencing some sweet dreams.
Some of us have dreams so pleasant that we wonder if our own pets can experience them too.
You’ve probably seen your pet cat deep in slumber and wondered if he/she is having a dream. That’s the question we’ll be answering in this article. We’ll also tackle other topics pertaining to dreams to further understand how they may impact your beloved pet cat. Continue Reading…
Not all cats hate the water. As we established previously, some breeds even like cooling off by bathing or swimming. Knowing that, you may even be wondering now if you can teach your pet to swim.
The good news is that learning to swim is a possibility for most cats, but you have to be careful about how you teach them. If you fail to guide your pet correctly, he/she may develop a real fear of the water.
Find out how to properly teach cats how to swim by following the tips detailed below. Continue Reading…
When describing domestic cats, people may mention they love fish, startle easily, and hate being in the water. It’s true that most cats do have a fondness for fish and that they have a tendency to get surprised quickly, but is their fear of water a fact as well?
Well, that’s not necessarily the case.
The reality is that the relationship between most house cats and the water is more complex than what many of us assume. We’ll take a closer look at that relationship in this article.
By the end of this write-up, you’ll understand why teaching your pet cat to swim is not really an impossible goal. Continue Reading…
Fourth of July is right around the corner and while celebrations across the country are probably going to be different this year due to the pandemic, fireworks will likely still be present.
Seeing the night sky light up thanks to the explosion of colorful fireworks can be a truly enjoyable experience. Sadly, not everyone in your home may appreciate the fireworks.
To be more specific, your pet cat is probably not a fan of all the loud noises that accompany those bright lights.
According to Purina, the sounds produced by exploding fireworks can stress your pet out. So, what can you do to prevent or at least minimize the amount of stress your pet experiences on Independence Day? Surprisingly enough, scratching may prove very helpful. Continue Reading…
Welcoming a cat into your home is not always easy. They will instinctively prioritize their safety so don’t be surprised if they are apprehensive the first time you take them home.
The adjustment period can be even tougher on adopted felines who may have had rough experiences in other households previously. Thrust into an unfamiliar locale, your new adoptee may just stay in one place and refuse to budge.
Just like with us, moving to a new home can be exciting but also stressful for cats. It’s on you as the pet parent to help them get used to their new surroundings faster.
One thing that can help is allowing them to scratch. Continue Reading…
Cats are often portrayed as these standoffish and anti-social creatures. In reality though, many of them are quite affectionate and enjoy playing with their fellow felines. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is currently forcing many us to stay at home, and that includes our cats.
Many people are still having a hard time adjusting to daily life spent mostly indoors. Now, imagine what it must be like for our pet cats who don’t even understand why they are suddenly being kept from the outside world. This kind of situation could very well lead to your cat feeling depressed.
In a previous article (link to first article here), we already discussed some of the symptoms of feline depression. This time around, let’s focus on the different ways that you can help your pet cat deal with this problem. Continue Reading…
Our pets go through rough patches just like we do. With the COVID-19 threat still present, not being able to go outside may be upsetting your pet cat.
That kind of sudden and significant change to your pet’s routine may lead to a bout of depression.
We humans have grown to understand how difficult depression can be to deal with. While our pet cats cannot articulate their own troubles, it’s highly likely that going through a depressive episode is also challenging for them. Continue Reading…
Most cases of bowel irregularity in cats are occasional and will pose no real threat to long-term health. It is worth noting though that even a mild case of constipation can lead to real trouble if you do not help your pet out in a timely manner.
Treatment options for cat constipation vary quite significantly. There are options that you can try out from the comfort of your own home while others will require the expertise of a veterinarian.
You can learn more about how cat constipation is properly addressed by continuing with this article. Continue Reading…