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post #1 of 13
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Hi everyone, I was just wondering how long its ok to leave your cat alone at home. I just left last night and will be going back tomorow morning, will Mike be ok for that long? cause im worried about him already!!

thanks guys!
darkangel
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by darkangel2283
Hi everyone, I was just wondering how long its ok to leave your cat alone at home. I just left last night and will be going back tomorow morning, will Mike be ok for that long? cause im worried about him already!!

thanks guys!
darkangel

It depends, I can leave my cats for a long weeked..last week we went to gatlinburg and left friday afternoon and came back late sunday night, and they are fine....but when we went on our honeymoon for 9 days we had people come and check up on them.
post #3 of 13
I'll move this to care and grooming for you.

If it's just an overnight stay he should be fine as long as he has plenty of food, water and his litter tray of course, but any longer than that i get someone to go in and check on them.
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thanks, I think I will get my parents to drive me back to check on him tonight!!!
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by darkangel2283
Hi everyone, I was just wondering how long its ok to leave your cat alone at home. I just left last night and will be going back tomorow morning, will Mike be ok for that long? cause im worried about him already!!

thanks guys!
darkangel
i've left mine for as long as 2 weeks, but with check-ups every couple of days. also, i have more than 1, so they don't get as lonely. overnight - since i'm asleep all night, i figure it doesn't matter if i'm there or somewhere else. so i'd just leave plenty of food, water & fresh litter.
post #6 of 13
Your cat will be fine - just be sure litter box is clean, and he has a big bowl of water and food.

I've shown cats and left Friday nite and returned Sunday nite. The guys at home were fine - just gave them an extra litter box and extra bowl of water and food
post #7 of 13
I left my crew when we went to Vegas in December. I left on Tues morning and returned Thurs afternoon. There were just fine. But make sure if you have any kitty toys you are saving to put them in a cupboard or something. We had a box of almost 100 rattle mice that hubby left on the table. When we got home, they had somehow gotten the box open and the mice were all over the house! They must have had a blast!!
post #8 of 13
I would say they shouldn't be alone longer than 36 hours. This isn't because of food, but because medical conditions can crop up out of nowhere. Urinary blockages are frighteningly common and they're 100% treatable if caught within the first 24 hours but are almost always deadly after 48 hours. So better safe than sorry - it's best to at least have someone check in even if you've left plenty of food and water.
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I left my crew when we went to Vegas in December. I left on Tues morning and returned Thurs afternoon. There were just fine. But make sure if you have any kitty toys you are saving to put them in a cupboard or something. We had a box of almost 100 rattle mice that hubby left on the table. When we got home, they had somehow gotten the box open and the mice were all over the house! They must have had a blast!!
That is hilarious!

I agree with Semiferal. If I leave them more than about 1-1/2 days, I would have someone check in on them. When I have checked in on other people's kitties, they are always fine, with plenty of food and water. But I think it is nice to have the litter box scooped, the food refilled, and the water refreshed. And of course, a little attention is always nice.

And you never know when a kitty will get lonely and quit eating. Or other health probs. But an overnight alone is definitely fine!
post #10 of 13
i'd say no longer than 36 hours, and they're usually all right.

we're heading to a wedding in may, and i'll be dropping my mnsters off at my parent's house on the way. we'll be away from home for 2 nights and 3 days. i feel safer with them being looked after. (don't really have anyone that can come check on them at my house right now.)
post #11 of 13
I do about over 30 hours when i have somene check up on the rugrats, but I always leave out an extra litter box. Helps with the cleanup, and not as nasty.
post #12 of 13
WHen I had my stroke Skittles was home 4 days she was fine but my parents know have a set of all my keys. I do leave 2 days a month and I leave extra food and a litter box. My mom comes over also.
post #13 of 13
I had to have emergency surgery last year.
My cat and rabbit were home alone for almost a full week..
Not saying this was a positive experience for them or myself, but they made due,..I always make sure they have tons of food, and water..Alil too obsessive about it..The litterbox was a mess of course, but she was a soldier..
No one knew I was in the hospital to even come over..
It made me realize i dont need to be so obsessive though, by cleaning the cages, and litter every 12 hours..

I thought for sure I was gonna come home to dead animals, I had a friend who drove me home walk in first,...And she was right there like nothing ever happened..
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