With so many people traveling during the holidays, there is always a question as to how to care for the pets while away. Dogs can either be brought with you or you hire a dog walker. No responsible pet owner would dream of leaving a dog alone with no walker or sitter for more than half a day. Yet people seem to think that cats, who can do their business inside of a litter box, and who can eat food set down in a bowl without stuffing themselves into a coma, can stay alone for days -- or longer. Well, my cat loving friends, this just isn’t true.
As a long-time cat owner, I would say that a cat can go 24 hours without anyone in the home, and that is provided the cat isn’t on medication or has litter box issues (in which case a dirty litter box might make kitty opt for the floor) or eats a wet-food only diet.
But when it comes to the 25th hour -- you definitely need someone to come care for your feline friend. And here are 4 good reasons.