Am considering leaving my 2 indoor cats at home alone while I go on a 7 day vacation. Nobody available to do the pet-sitter thing. If they have the run of the house, plenty of food and water, extra litter boxes, toys, and each other do you think that this is a feasable plan? I don't see any problem other than the fact that they will be a bit "anti-social" for a day or two once I return. Cats seem to get over it much easier than people!
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I WOULD NEVER LEAVE THE CATS ALONE FOR MORE THAN TWO DAYS!!! DID YOU CONSIDER A AT HOTEL? THEY WILL PUT THEM TOGETHER AND IT'S NOT THAT EXPENSIVE. WHENTHEY ARE LEFT ALONE FOR TOO LONG THEY COULD FIGHT AND GET INJURED. I HAVE EIGHT CATS AND THEY ARE MY KID. I JUST THINK IT'S TOO
RISKY LEAVING THEM ALONE FOR SEVEN DAYS, I KNOW I WOULD' NOT ENJOY MY VACATION!!
LARAINE
Am considering leaving my 2 indoor cats at home alone while I go on a 7 day vacation. Nobody available ... bit "anti-social" for a day or two once I return. Cats seem to get over it much easier than people!

If you're gone for 7 days - what about burglars/robbers? Fire? Storms that damage the house (be it hurricane, tornado or just high winds & rain, hail or what)? The kitties could be injured, killed or escape!

I would be too worried to enjoy the vacation if I left them home alone! Even for 2 nights (did that, and we worried the whole drive home).

If there's no friends or relatives to look in on them on a daily basis, consider hiring a professional pet-sitter, or taking them to be boarded at a reputable kennel that accepts cats (and keeps them separate from the doggie area).
I would never leave my cats alone for more than 2 days let alone 7. If you don't have any friends or family that could check on them while you are gone, please consider hiring a professional pet-sitter.

S.
Please don't do this too them. How are you going to give them fresh water. Would you like to drink stale water. Also theitr litter boxes should be cleaned daily. Please consider a petsitter!!!
Am considering leaving my 2 indoor cats at home alone while I go on a 7 day vacation. Nobody available ... bit "anti-social" for a day or two once I return. Cats seem to get over it much easier than people!

7 days is too long. Even 4 is pushing it.

Don't you know anybody at all? Any friends? Any neighbors who don't hate you?
I've on several occasions had a neighbor catsit. I'll usually bring a gift back from vacation as "payment." Or leave a case of beer in the fridge. Depends on the neighbor.
Thanks to everyone who responded with your opinions.

I have a security alarm system which nobody (whom I know) wants to touch - so they have declined to check-in on my 2 cats while I am away. I have one neighbor who is willing to help put he is an alcohalic and often drunk (don't trust him).
Other than your concerns about "stale" water and "dirty" litter boxes, I am still not hearing any good resons to be fearful about leaving my 2 healthy, adult cats alone at home for a week. As far as house fires, lightening strikes etc. those scenarios would be tragic even if I was home. So I wonder if your are transferring your human dislike of being alone onto cats? My cats seem to sleep about 60% of the time any way.

- Nancy
I have a security alarm system which nobody (whom I know) wants to touch - so they have declined to check-in on my 2 cats while I am away. I have

Pet sitters are used to going to houses that have alarm systems. Your city must have some pet sitters for hire that have gone to homes with alarm systems; it's not hard to punch in a code to stop the alarm from going off, it's a very easy procedure, I do it every day. They also do other things such as pick up mail and water plants. What about your mail? If it piles up in the mail box it is obvious to thieves that you are away.
Other than your concerns about "stale" water and "dirty" litter boxes, I am still not hearing any good resons to be fearful about leaving my 2 healthy, adult cats alone at home for a week. As far as house fires,

Believe it or not but not cleaning a litter box for 7 days is stressful to your cats. Also, would if something happened to them health wise while you were gone?
lightening strikes etc. those scenarios would be tragic even if I was home. So I wonder if your are transferring your human dislike of being

But if you were home if these things happened, you would be there to get your cats out of the house.
alone onto cats? My cats seem to sleep about 60% of the time any way.

They would be stressed out if you left them alone with no human contact for 7 days. I don't know anyone who would leave their pets alone for that long without worrying about them. Most people want to make sure they're okay and they do so by having someone come and check on them.

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Other than your concerns about "stale" water and "dirty" litter boxes, I am still not hearing any good resons to be fearful about leaving my 2 healthy, adult cats alone at home for a week.

And these aren't good reasons??
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