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.
Pets help us through so many of life’s challenges. Whenever we have a hard day at work or encounter challenges in our personal life, our pets are always there ready to greet us with unconditional love and companionship.
We owe a lot to our pets and we’re guessing that’s a sentiment shared by numerous other pet owners around the world.
Our pets need us more as they age. Cats specifically need the help of their owners if they have developed a condition known as feline cognitive dysfunction or cat dementia. Continue Reading…
Advances in the field of veterinary medicine have been a boon for pet owners all over the world. Conditions and ailments that once led to the untimely passing of their beloved companions can now be treated and managed. Pet owners today can realistically expect their companions to be with them for a long time.
Unfortunately, these advancements have also presented challenges themselves. Now that pets are living longer, more are becoming susceptible to the effects of aging. Continue Reading…
No cat should ever have to experience a rough life in the wilderness. They are our friends and they deserve a loving home to stay in.
In last week’s article, we talked about the steps you need to take when you first encounter a stray cat. This time around, we’ll talk about how you should proceed if the cat you found is a real stray.
Let’s get into the tips for welcoming a stray cat into your home below. Continue Reading…
Few things can warm your heart quite like strays approaching you. It’s like the cat in question has decided that you are the person most deserving of their trust and attention.
Before you open up your home to your new feline friend, you must do a few things first however. In this article, we’ll talk about the steps you must take before you consider welcoming strays into your home.
Following these steps will keep the cat safe and also prevent unnecessary heartache in the future. Let’s get to those steps now! Continue Reading…
We all want the best life possible for our pets. They deserve nothing less than that.
Many pet parents have shown that they are willing to purchase more expensive foods and toys just to keep their feline companions happy.
In continued pursuit of keeping your pet cat happy, you may want to look into spaying/neutering. We already touched on how spay/neuter procedures can extend the life of your pet in last week’s article.
For this article, let’s turn our attention to how those surgical procedures can help your dear pet enjoy a better life. Continue Reading…
If you’re a first time pet owner, you may have questions about caring for your beloved companion. You may be wondering what food to give them, how you should go about training, and you may even have some playtime-related inquiries.
Check out our blog if you want answers for those important questions.
One thing we haven’t tackled so far though is the matter of spaying/neutering. You’ve likely heard about those procedures before even as a new pet owner.
So, does your cat need to be spayed/neutered? If you want your pet around as long as possible, you should definitely consider the spay/neuter procedures. Continue Reading…
The popular stereotype is that cats barely notice their owners but the reality is that many of our feline friends love having us around. Even if they don’t sit close to you or directly ask you for scratches, they may still love seeing you home.
Some cats may even feel stressed if they are apart from their owners. They may develop separation anxiety as a result.
If you don’t address the problem right away, your cat may grow unequipped to ever be away from you. It may become an issue because you cannot be home 24/7.
Help your cat deal with his/her separation anxiety better by following the tips featured in this article.
Spend Time Away from Cat Even When You’re Home
It may be tough lesson to teach your cat; however, you need to show him/her that being together all the time while at home is not possible.
Close your bedroom door before going to sleep and keep your cat outside. You can also try to keep your pet in another room while using your home office.
Setting boundaries inside your home will help your cat understand the new routine.
Make Time to Bond with Your Pet Cat
Establishing boundaries with your cat is important but it’s not the only thing you should do. Carving out time to bond with your pet can also help him/her overcome separation anxiety. Bonding with your cat is helpful because it calms him/her down.
The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine recommends spending around 10 minutes of your day to play and bond with your pet cat.
Leave the TV On Before You Leave
One last thing you can try to alleviate your cat’s separation anxiety is to leave the TV on. The TV sounds can serve as temporary distractions and make your cat feel as if he/she is not home alone.
If leaving the TV on makes you feel uneasy, try leaving behind a mobile phone you’re not using and play one of your favorite podcasts instead. The familiar voices should help your pet calm down as they wait for you to return home.
Separation anxiety does not have to be a problem your cat has to deal with for the rest of his/her life. Follow the tips in this article and see if they can help your cat relax as you go about your day.
It may take some time before your pet cat gets over his/her separation anxiety. Help him/her out by hiring a professional sitter 2-3 weeks before your trip for a weekly visit. TAILored Cat Services is happy to offer our services and you can find more about us by calling 425-923-7791 or by browsing our website.
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…