Leaving Your Cat Home Alone

Does your kitty stay home by herself while you go to work to earn money for kibble and cat toys? One of the best things about our feline friends is the fact that they are so independent. Fluffy will probably spend the majority of her alone time napping, and will discreetly use her litterbox to see to her needs. However, to keep your furry buddy happy and purring, it is important to make sure she is comfortable and entertained when she is home alone. Read on as a Mt. Pleasant, SC vet offers tips on leaving your cat home alone.


Playing will keep Fluffy moving and entertained, which are great for her both physically and mentally. Offer your cat a variety of fun plaything to smack around.


We probably don’t have to tell you that kitties spend a lot of their time napping. Make sure your sleepy pet has lots of comfy beds to snuggle up in. We also strongly recommend giving your feline pal at least one comfy spot before a window with a good view. Cats can spend hours just sunbathing and watching birds and squirrels.


If there is one thing we know about cats, it’s that they are very frisky little furballs. Fluffy is always looking for new things to explore, play with, and sleep on. Keep your adventurous pet safe by removing or securing anything that could potentially be hazardous. This includes toxic plants; chemicals; medications; plastic bags and ties; small or sharp objects; wires and cords; and anything small or sharp. Ask your vet for more information.


Make sure Fluffy has enough fresh water and food to last until you get home. Most cats do fine left alone overnight. If you will be gone longer than that, have someone stop to check on your kitty, or consider boarding her.

Kitty Comforts

Always keep Fluffy’s comfort in mind. If you’re going to be out after dark, leave a light on, so she isn’t left sitting in a dark house. If the weather is very hot or cold, keep the heat or AC running for her. You may also want to leave a radio or TV on, so your kitty doesn’t feel so lonely.

Do you have questions about your cat’s veterinary care needs? Call us! As your Mt. Pleasant, SC pet hospital, we are here to help!