We get asked this question all the time, and we we may have been focusing on dogs with our social media posts. We have two dogs of our own that we love very much and enjoy talking about them all the time. Maybe subconsciously we may be partial towards dogs. But that does not mean we don’t love cats. We love cats and want to care for your cat.
We have had cats before. The picture shows our cats (who sadly, are no longer with us) Darth and Anakin. Have you figured out the theme to our pet’s names yet? We loved them and they were wonderful companions.
Most people are under the assumption that cats are fiercely independent. That they are loners who keep to themselves. That they are kings (or queens) of their domain and that we simply live in their world. That is not true.
Cats can and do exhibit signs of separation anxiety. Here are some of the problem behaviors triggered by separation anxiety in cats:
- Inappropriate urination or defecation, often on personal items like clothing or the bed. This is an anxiety-related behavior, not a spiteful behavior.
- Excessive vocalization, such as loud, persistent meowing
- Eating too fast or not at all
- Excessive grooming
- Destructiveness, such as shredding curtains or furniture or knocking over objects
- Exuberant greetings when the person returns home
Check out this article on how to deal with your cat’s separation anxiety.
Cats will need attention. Benefits of regular playtime with your cat includes:
- Enhanced bonding
- Stress relief (for you and your cat)
- Relief from boredom (again for you and your cat)
What We Can Do
We offer two services for your cats, our Potty & Play Visit, and our Vacation Care. Our Potty & Play Visit will be used primarily for when you will be gone for the day. We offer a 30- or 60-minute visit. Vacation Care is a once a day visit for 30 minutes and used when you will be gone for an extended time. Both of these visits includes playtime for your cat, so they won’t feel so alone when you are gone.