Lots of us get cats because we want an independent companion who can entertain herself while we’re away at work. It’s true that cats can be self-sufficient in many ways, but the sometimes surprising reality is that they need us, they really need us, to give them companionship and love, as well as to help them learn to navigate the empty hours when we’re gone.
Cats in the wild don’t have this problem. They are busy throughout the day stalking, eating, sleeping, and then repeating the whole process multiple times. But our domesticated cats who live indoors can become lonely and frustrated when no one is around and there’s nothing to do. It’s not unusual for them to develop a problem more often associated with dogs: separation anxiety.
Yes, you heard it here first: cats can get separation anxiety. Any cat can develop it, but it’s most common in kittens who were orphaned at an early age or separated from their mother too early. Stress and grief can also be factors. For instance, cats who lose an owner to death or divorce may develop signs of the problem.
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