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Do Cats Like to Be Left Alone?

Do Cats Like to Be Left Alone?

A cat may seem like a perfect pet for someone who is on the go all the time, at work a lot, or travels a lot, but likes to have a snuggle from a pet when coming home.

A dog may be needy, or tear up the house when you are a way. A cat may not even seem to care you are gone.

It may seem like most felines are perfectly content about your being away and being left alone for long stretches of time. Some cats are, but some cats are not, and each cat has its own personality.

In general, a cat may not show distress that you have been away, but will show some affection for you when you have come home, and he will expect some attention. Or, she may want you to feed her immediately.

Full days or nights alone can be disruptive for a cat and you don't want long periods of time to go by without someone checking in on your kitty.

Kittens of course need more regular care and lots more contact than older cats, especially in the beginning when they are getting used to a new home.


An adult cat can entertain himself with one his unique cat toys that you have found in our collection, or she can enjoy sitting on a perch watching the world out the window while you are away.

If you are planning on leaving your cat alone for an entire day, make sure a few cat bowls have enough fresh water in different parts of the house, and leave enough food to eat.

Make sure there's a comfortable bed and clean litter box, and make sure the house is properly warm and that the cat has enough clean blankets to snuggle in.


Don't shut your kitty into a single room, and make sure the windows are closed. Keep closet doors or hazardous spaces sealed off in case the kitty gets stuck somewhere.

Leave out a toy so the cat can entertain himself, and if you have two cats who are recently introduced to each other, it's probably not a good idea to leave them alone for any length of time, or keep them in separate rooms.

If you have someone checking in on your cat while you are away for a few days, make sure the newcomer talks and strokes the cat and spends some time with them.

Feeding them is not enough to keep your cat calm if you are gone for a prolonged period of time, no matter how aloof she may seem.

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