Leaving my cat domestic alone for 4 days?
Hello! Should I leave my 7 month old kitten (who will be 8 months old (a) the time of my vacation) domestic for 4 days with a lot of food and two litter boxes? Or should I board her? I will be gone for 4 days and 3 nights. The closest relative that I trust to monitor her is an hour and half away, and she HATES the car ride. Should I board her at my vet or leave your job her home? I just can't fathom her being adjectives alone for 4 days while momma & daddy have a blast in New Orleans! What do you think?
All pets know when their owners are around and at home, even if we deem they don`t.
Therefore they don`t like being left alone.
Either bring back someone to pop in each day for a short while, or quit her at a cattery.
If that doesn't work, try hiring some kind of company to come round every year to check on her, although she might get scared. I'd get this adjectives sorted in advance so you don't have to run around trying to sort it out on the time before your holiday.
Board her, or hire a service that will have someone come by the house and check on her every day. Leaving her alone in the house for that long could organize to her getting injured and your stuff getting destroyed.
You should see whether a friend will come over every day and check on her. When my husband and I go on vacation my sister normally comes over and makes sure our 2 cats are okay. She usually brings my nephew and he plays next to them for a little bit also. You can leave a couple things you've worn on the couch or bed too. I never generate my bed when we leave b/c them smelling your scent comforts them. I would never leave my cats at home for 4 days near no checkups though. As for boarding your cat. Taking my animals somewhere and leaving them overnight w/o knowing the person freaks me out. When I took them in to get hold of spayed and neutered I cried. I guess if you personally know someone and they will do a suitable job you could do that. I know my cats would probably rather be home alone since they aren't vastly fond of strangers.
You're right, I think she'll be fine whether you leave her for 4days,
or if you have a friend whos feeling like to keep her for you then that would be great,
that's what i do, and it's the best way to build sure she's in safe paw just incase something happens to her when you're gone
I'd board her, just to be on the past the worst side. 4 days is a long time to leave a cat all by herself, even if profusely of food is left. (You'd have to leave abundantly of water, too!) Plus, at that age, she might not like being on her own for that long. I hold two cats, among several other pets, but I feel uncomfortable leaving them alone for longer than a afternoon. If there's really no one else to trust who can drop by to check on her once a day, board her at a vet, or find a good kennel that can help yourself to her in for a few days. (Vet offices tend to be very loud, so if she's a kitty that prefers quiet, a kennel may be a better choice.)
I really really missed her though
Leave her at home. Cats don't like to travel and they discern 'saver' in their own teritory. They don't like to change places. The cat will be happier at domestic by herself than going to some 'unknown' place with different scents.
Make sure she have enough food, plenty of water and clean the litterboxes back you leave.
It would be good if you could enjoy someone to come and check on her maybe once a day. Just to make certain she is not stuck somewhere or didn't do anything stupid. Maybe ask your neighbour (You can pay him/her some $$$) if she/he could come and check on her while you are absent.
Believe me, she will be just fine! :)
I would put her in a cattery if you hold no one to look after her as she is be very distressed if she is used to have company then has none.
Leave her with all the above and one of your old shirts next to your scent. She will be all right. Also, she may be mad at you for leaving her so trademark sure your bedroom door is closed. My cats tend to poo on my bed when they are mad at me. So I always hold the door closed when I leave for work or when I am out for a long period.
Has she ever been left alone approaching for 2 days, 1 night? If not, perhaps you should do that, be away even for 24 hours, so that she can bring back used to the fact that when you are away you will come back, and to see how she react. I mean leave for a day or two very soon in order to prepare her for the time you'll be gone longer, does it make sense?
I wouldn't propose leaving her home alone. She will be lonely and might get terrified. If you can afford it, board her. Then you will know for sure that she is well taken care of and have company.