How to make your kitty super comfy even in your absence

 Although cats aren't called man's closest friend as dogs are, that doesn't make them any less amazing. For many of us, our cats are our dearest companions. How heart-melting their purr can be!

And do you know why your cat purrs? I bet you do. Your furry little kitty purrs when it's happy, cozy, groomed, or soothed. Rub along her fur, and she's sure going to let out that childlike, low-frequency vocalization.

You're happy when your cute friend feels good, don't you? But then, how do you keep them in this pleasant state all day?

Pets make our lives more fun, but only when they're happy and comfy. So, how do you keep your cat comfortable even when you're not at home?

1. A purrfect diet and hydration keeps your cat going

A big tummy loaded with a healthy meal is ever cat's delight. But not only that; good food keeps your pet healthy, strong, and bubbling, just what you need to enjoy every moment with your furry friend.

Ensure you choose only high-quality formula when purchasing your cat's food. Dry and canned foods with large amounts of animal protein are best for domestic cats. Also, ensure you get food tailored to the cat's nutritional or health needs.

Wild cats get their water from live prey mostly, and they don't quickly feel thirsty even when a little dehydrated. Your domestic cat doesn't get the opportunity to prey on animals, so they're best hydrated with direct water, which must be easily accessible to them.

Leave extra water bowls for them, so they never run out of water before you return. A well-fed cat is an exuberant one.

2. Do something about your cat's anxiety

Cats that have gotten deeply bonded to their owners become anxious when left alone for a considerable amount of time. A nervous cat may tremble, develop an increased heart rate, hide, destroy things, Salivate, move and meow Excessively. You wouldn't feel great knowing your cat is going through all of that when you're away. And it's even worse if they're home alone with no other furry being. However, there is now Anti-Anxiety Cat Bed developed by animal psychologists who can help keep cats snug and comfy even when alone.

These donut-shaped beds will provide a cozy haven for your kitty to Sink into the middle and feel at home.

3. Clean up the litter box before leaving home

This one is a no-brainer. No one wants to sit on a filthy toilet, and the same applies to your cat. And it's even worse because the dirty litter can increase your cat's anxiety. They don't know where else to go when pressed.

Since you don't want your cat running about the place looking for an appropriate litter, make sure theirs is clean before you leave home.

4. Don't put their toys away

Instincts will tell you to organize your home and put items away before leaving home. But when your cat is home alone, that's an instinct you don't want to follow.

The presence of toys on the floor will create a seemingly natural environment for the cat to express itself and showcase its predatory skills.

So what do you do? Even though the toys weren't on the floor before you decided to head out, take them out. Make sure the most exciting ones are on the floor to excite the little kitty all day. This will not only keep your cat from boredom but is also an excellent exercise for them.

You can ask your cat sitter -- if you hired one -- to leave the toys scattered so your cat can have their fill of fun.

5. Leave the blinds up

A dark, lonely room is a cat's worst nightmare -- well, only during the day. Leaving the blinds open even when you're going out will offer your cat a view of what's going on outside. If there are people passing, children playing, or vehicles honking, these will always bring some level of excitement to your furry, feline friend.

6. Never forget parasite prevention

Heartworm, fleas, and ticks are the bane of your cat. Enjoying life becomes a dream for them when they constantly feel the bites and movements all around their skin. This creates both mental and physical discomfort for your cat.

Such discomfort will not only add to your cat's anxiety but also make their entire lifeless of a happy one. That you're here means you don't want that.

So what do you do? There are different ways to administer parasite prevention and treatment to your cat; oral, topical, and injections. You can contact your local veterinarian to know what's best for your cat's issue.

7. Ask the neighbors for help.

Let's be honest; being away from your cat for many hours -- even a whole day -- is sometimes inevitable. No one wants to be away from their cute darling companion for so long. But while you're not around, you can ask a friendly neighbor to help feed and check on your cat.

Although that's not bad at all, such brief visits can even make your cat anxious. They may also not get to catch the subtle signs of your cat's illness. You can plead with the neighbor to extend their visits a little, so your cat can feel more comfortable around them.

Just ensure the person loves the cat so that this doesn't seem like a burden but fun to them. And yes, don't forget to get both the neighbor and your cat gifts when returning.

8. Don't turn down your AC or heater too much

While you may consider this a way to save on your electrical bills, your cat may not be so comfortable while you're away. Cold temperatures are bad for your cat, and they're also susceptible to heat strokes. Aim for a standard room temperature for your cat to keep them in their optimal, happy state.

No one wants to say goodbye to their closest companion. Just as it's difficult for you, so it is with your cat. They get so bonded to you that a moment without you seems like ages. Do the best you can do so your cat remains joyful and comfy even when you're away.

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