One big problem occurs every time a cat owner needs to go away from home for few days. Now, that the summer season has started, many cat owners have doubts about what to do with the cat while they are away, because they need to be away from the cat for a minimum of seven days. Here is some advice regarding this subject.
There are two main things you can do when you plan a holiday – go with your cat, or leave her. Most cat owners have been asking experts for an opinion of what is the smartest thing to do in this situation. They have different opinions, but most of them advise them to leave the cats at home.
First of all, an important thing that we need to know is that the cats don’t want to change their environment. They are used to their home so they can be very upset and frightened if you need to take them somewhere on a longer stay. Having that in mind, you need to consider that if you leave the cat at home, you need to be sure that the cat will be all right. The best place for a cat to stay is at home, where she is comfortable, so if you want to leave her in your house there needs to be a cat door so they can leave and come back when they want. The cat door or flap needs to have a magnetic lock or chip control if there are other cats in the neighborhood. [adToAppearHere]
Other questions that the cat owners have is if they can leave their cat in the home for a week if they leave a lot of food and water for the cat. This is not recommended, because the cat needs a supervision, especially if you don’t have a cat flap. The best thing you can do is to ask your neighbor or a friend to look after your cat. If you decide to do this, you need to make sure that the friend meets the cat before you leave, so that the cat can get comfortable with him or her. Get your friend to come to your home while you are still at home.
Also, it’s not enough for your friend to just feed your cat and give her water. He or she needs to make sure that the cat is all right, to pet it, and spend some time with it. They can play together or just sit with the cat while watching TV or having a coffee.
Whatever you choose to do in this situation, the most important thing is to think about what is good for your cat. Bare in mind that if you want to go on a holiday, doesn’t mean that your cat does, and likes to change her well adapted environment. You are responsible for your cat, so you need to be considerate about its well-being.