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Tips for Leaving Fluffy Home Alone

Cats have many wonderful traits. Fluffy is super cute, cuddly, clean, and a lot of fun. She’s also fairly independent. One wonderful thing about kitties is that you can leave them alone while you’re away at work, or even overnight. However, there are some things to keep in mind when leaving your feline friend home by herself. In this article, a Livonia, MI vet discusses leaving Fluffy home alone.

Comfort

Fluffy will likely spend a good chunk of her day napping, so make sure she has lots of comfy spots to snuggle up in. It’s also a good idea to leave a TV or radio on for your feline friend: the sound of voices and music will soothe her, and help keep her from feeling lonely. Last but not least, if you won’t be home before dark, leave a nightlight or ceiling light on for your kitty. Sitting alone in a dark house is no fun!

Entertainment

Offer your furball plenty of toys to play with and push under the couch. Just be sure not to leave string toys out: you don’t want to take a chance on your kitty getting tangled up! We also recommend giving Fluffy at least one comfy window seat with a good view.

Safety

Cats have quite a knack for getting into mischief! Remove or secure anything that could potentially hurt your furball. Some common household hazards for cats include toxic plants, small items, plastic bags, wires and cords, medicines, and chemicals. Ask your vet for more information.

Food And Water

Make sure Fluffy always has plenty of fresh water. If you’re going to be gone overnight, leave out an extra bowl, or get an automated waterer. As far as food, kibble lasts longer, though it does lose its flavor over time. Wet food, however, will spoil quickly, so don’t leave out more than Fluffy will eat in one sitting.

Extended Time

If you’re leaving for more than a day or so, make arrangements for a friend or family member to stop by and check on your kitty. Fluffy will need food and water, and she’ll also need her litterbox cleaned. For longer absences, look into boarding your furball or hiring a petsitter.

Please contact us, your local Livonia, MI animal hospital, with any questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care. We are always happy to help!

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