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Last Updated on May 23, 2020 by ellen
Can you leave your cats alone home for a few days? As a pet sitter, I have clients who want me to visit their home to care for their cat every other day. I also have clients who want me to visit twice a day. A lot really is personal preference and what you think your cat will adjust to best.
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How to Leave Your Cats Alone Home
Leaving your cats alone home is possible provided your cat has no special medical needs and they are in a safe, secure area. Cats are largely self-sufficient animals which is what attracts people to them in many cases. I wouldn’t personally leave my cat alone home for more than a few days. Here are a few things to consider.
If your cat eats dry cat food, it’s possible to leave them a few days worth of food in their food bowl for them to eat as they’re hungry. I would not do this with wet cat food because it’s possible that it will go bad once the can has been opened. You can use a timed pet food dispenser to dispense a small amount of food at a time if you prefer.
Like food, cats need constant access to fresh drinking water. While you can leave a large bowl of water, you run the risk of it being tipped over and unavailable when your cat needs it. A pet water fountain will provide constant fresh drinking water for your cat in a safe way. This one holds 168 ounces which is more than enough for your cat.
Your cat will need to be used to going into the litter box when it needs to. If you have a cat that spends much of its time outside, this may be an issue. You won’t want to allow your cat to go in and out of the house while you’re gone. You may find that a self-cleaning litter box helps keep it clean longer.
Cats tend to be loners so they don’t require the same amount of one on one attention that a dog does. However, leaving them alone for an extended period of time isn’t a great idea. You can have a neighbor stop by every other day just to check on them. Or hire a pet sitter if you don’t have a neighbor. You can check on them in the off time by using a Samsung SmartCam HD Plus WiFi home monitoring camera which I wrote about in my home monitoring camera review.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She has been running a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont for the past three years. She’s a proud Mommy to 2 shelter kitties. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.