How To Manage Cat Separation Anxiety | Eukanuba

Home alone - managing separation anxiety

Cats have a reputation for independence, so it may come as a surprise that some develop problems when left alone.

Many cats suffer from separation anxiety, a condition more commonly recognised in dogs but one that also affects cats. Felines most likely to develop separation anxiety are orphaned kittens or those weaned too early. The stress and grief caused by losing an owner to death or divorce also can trigger separation anxiety, especially in older cats.