A Cat Owner’s Travel Guide: From Emotional Goodbyes to Peace of Mind

Are you planning to go on vacation or take a short trip but worried about leaving your furry friend behind?

You are not alone! Many pet owners face the same dilemma.

But don't worry, this post has got you covered.

The Emotional Struggle

This viral video on TikTok will melt your heart and give you some time to think about how to leave your cat for a weekend or vacation.

Winston and Spooky's charming channel @winstonandspooky feature two delightful cats that take each day as it comes, spreading joy and laughter that will make you fall in love with them instantly!

With 1.2 million views, 156.1K likes, 3842 shares, and 1082 comments, it's clear that this 7-second video has struck a chord with pet owners everywhere.

In the TikTok video, the owner leaves their pet cat for a weekend getaway, and you can see the kitty's big, sad eyes following their human out the door.

@winstonandspooky I never want to leave them🥺 #catsoftiktok #cattok ♬ See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) - Wiz Khalifa

It's like watching a romantic movie but with a cat instead of a human lead (Name something more blockbuster!)

It's one of the top 10 saddest things you'll see! Don’t feel down, many pet owners share the same sentiment as you!

As evidenced by some of the comments on the video, many pet owners struggle with leaving their pet cats behind.

@Jhalitza laments leaving her cat for two weeks for the first time, while Danette LeMaster can't bear the thought of leaving her cat at all. And @rachael<3 must leave her cat behind when she picks up extra shifts on the weekends.

Tips for Keeping Your Cat Comfortable While You're Away

Leaving your cat behind is never easy, but with these tips, you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands and enjoying their time alone.

Hire a Pet Sitter

If you're going away for an extended period, consider hiring a pet sitter.

Cat sitter petting cat

A professional pet sitter will ensure that your cat is fed, watered, and entertained while you're away.

Leave Plenty of Food and Water

Make sure your cat has enough food and water to last for the duration of your trip.

You can also invest in an automatic feeder that dispenses food at specific intervals.

Provide Entertainment

Leave some toys and scratching posts to keep your cat entertained while you're away. You can also leave a radio or TV on to provide some background noise.

Keep Your Cat's Routine

Try to keep your cat's routine as close to normal as possible.

Stick to their regular feeding and playtime schedule to minimize stress.

A cute cat kitten playing with his toy

We know, leaving your cat behind can be tough, but with these tips, you can ensure that your furry friend is comfortable and happy while you're away.

Check out this Timed Automatic Pet Feeder

And if you're feeling down, check out Winston and Spooky's channel, @winstonandspooky for some heartwarming and emotional stuff that will make you smile.

For more information on taking care of your cat while you’re away, read here:

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