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Do Cats Experience Separation Anxiety?


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats )

Cher
- 525 days ago - catster.com
If your cat's behavior is troublesome when you're gone, this might be why. Here are five tips on how to identify and treat it.



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Christeen Anderson (549)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:32 am
My oldest cat hates being alone. She wants me 24/7. Thank you.
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 6:59 am

Some great suggestions listed here. I use them all, and sometimes still come home to sad kitties.
 

Dave C. (227)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 9:03 am
....here is one place where cats and dogs agree........both.....
 

sheila l. (110)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 9:05 am
cats certainly do experince separation anxiety as they are extremely sensitive creatures.
 

Patrick Donovan (319)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 9:40 am
Absolutely! Our family furry members climb into our luggage as soon as the pieces are brought out. We have to keep reassuring them with treats and petting as we pack. When we get home from a trip, they are a bit indignant that they were left behind and require more reassurance.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 10:52 am
Some work, some do not. Even if I have a late night out, my cats are a bit out of wack....I get the "where have you been" looks. When I go to bed, they are all with me as an assurance I will not pull this agaIn.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 11:52 am
they certainly do suffer seperation anxiety
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (54)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:25 pm
Great article,thanks for sharing
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:33 pm
Haha, some delicious comments above I can absolutely relate to :)
 

Vicky P. (466)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 11:10 pm
yeah, my cat does atm, can't be without me for too long
 

Ruth S. (298)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:41 am
Yes, my mom's kitty passed away 8 months after my mom passed, he was her baby and she did everything for him, the vet told me that he was too sad, that he missed her too much.
 

Sara P. (60)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:48 am
They are very sensitive creatures, I think that each animal that live with us love to have their human friends around. Thanks for sharing Cher.
 
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