During the holidays, you may have occasions when you just can't take your cats along, such as weekend visits to friends. Your cat may suffer from separation anxiety while you are away, which will be evident upon your return.
Amy Shojai, CABC, former Contributing Writer on Cat Behavior, gives help to make your absence less traumatic, and your homecoming joyful for both your cat and yourself. Amy notes that even cats who have never shown separation anxiety before can demonstrate it, as circumstances change. She says, "Think of separation anxiety as a form of grief. Cats don't mean to 'act bad,' they just miss you so much they can't help themselves." Read this detailed article, and put Amy's advice to use, and the next time you have to leave your cat, you'll be grateful for her sound advice.