What Precautions to Take When We Leave the Cat at a Friend’s House?

Cat at a Friend’s House! Safety Tips

We should ask ourselves a few questions the next time we are going on vacation and will have to leave the cat alone in order to ensure that everything continues to function smoothly as feasible. In order to get the greatest results, you need to have a regular visitor who can provide them with water, food, litter box cleaning, and other basic amenities, as well as loving and pampering them when needed.

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Instead of searching for someone to care for your pets, you might contract with a pet sitting company that already offers this kind of service for a fee.

You should take the following precautions if this is not feasible and you are forced to leave the cat with friends or family:

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If this is not possible, and you have to leave the cat with friends or family, there are some precautions you should take into account:


  • Get the cat’s favourite food and store it away.
  • If he exclusively consumes water on the go, remove the water supply from the equation.
  • Lie down on the bed so that the familiar scent might help to alleviate uneasiness
  • Get him to play with his favourite toys and use the scratching post.
  • Insist on having the bed placed in a peaceful area, rather than merely passing by, and ideally beneath furnishings (e.g. under a dresser, table, etc.)
  • If the cat is really scared, attempt to imitate a tent for him so that he would feel more secure.
  • If he doesn’t want to come out of the carrier, don’t force him to do so. He will depart when he feels more secure.
  • In the event that there are other animals in the home that he is unfamiliar with, and the stay will be brief, it is not worthwhile to attempt to stimulate the presentation – It will take a long time for you to get used to it, and this will exacerbate your “stress.”
  • Attempt to introduce your friends before the trip, and if you can, place a piece of clothes from your friends on the cat’s bed a few days before the trip to help him get acclimated to the fragrance, that would be beneficial as well!
  • Make sure that your family and friends are aware of the special qualities that your cat has, both in terms of health and everyday activities.
  • In order to prevent the cat from going home alone, keep windows closed and avoid opening front doors as much as possible.


If you are travelling and have to leave your cat alone, there are a few things you need to consider. If you don’t have anybody to look after your pets, you may hire a pet sitting company. The ideal situation is to have someone visit them regularly to provide them with water, food, and to clean the litter box.


Aki Zhang
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