Help your cat adjust to life without you around again
During the shutdown, our cats had to adjust to us being home and disrupting their schedules. Cats that had previously been alone all day were suddenly chiming in on conference calls. Even my brother had telemedicine appointments with a patient when all of a sudden, the patient’s cat would appear on camera! After nearly two months, many cats are happy to have us home all the time and enjoy the extra attention. How do we start the adjustment period for them so they won’t experience separation anxiety and bad behavior?
Let’s start with a few easy tips to ease this transition to be as painless as possible for both of you.
While most of us are transitioning back to the working world, starting these tips now can ease the stress for our cats before behavioral problems arise. There’s nothing better than coming home to a happy and relaxed that’s excited to greet you.
However, if separation anxiety OR destructive behavior occurs, consider cat daycare to help your cat control the loneliness and anxiety of missing you. Whether it is for a short time or regular basis, cat daycare can give the attention and relief that some cats need from being alone.
Rock the Cat Spa owner Cari Thompson is a life-long cat lover. When she's not running the luxury cat spa & hotel, she's playing with her cat, Daphne. She writes weekly blogs on cat behavior, health, and care. To learn more about her, check out the About Me page!