Why Cats Run Away?
Felines have a unique character. Their behavior is quite independent and differs from that of other pets. Cats, in general, are more self-aware and individualistic. Such behavior is what makes them go away sometimes for several days. Have you had an experience when you were scared out of your mind because your furry greeter was not there to meet you after a day at work? Then this article is for you.
Certain felines can go away for a long time, and there’s no reason for alarm. However, each kitty lover knows his pet best. From experience, we have seen that animals are usually consistent in their character. This means a cat that stays home will most likely be missing if he is not at home by the time you are returning.
Meet the young kitty Teddy, who disappeared all of a sudden with no clue as to where he could have been. Based on his consistent behavior, Teddy was not much of a roamer. This is why three days without a sign of him sent his owner to look for him.
How to Search for a Missing Cat
The techniques Teddy’s owner employed to bring his furry friend home were diverse. They ranged from trying to lure Teddy back home to actively searching for him. Here are some tips we came across when deciding the best way to look for your missing cat.
- Search well. Your furry friend may just be in one corner of the house or yard being comfortable and quite oblivious to all the stress his absence is causing. Look in all of your feline’s favorite places. It would be in your best interest to properly search for your kitty before raising the alarm.
- Put out a picture. This helps because anyone could have seen your pet wander somewhere. Once you put out several pictures and a number to call, you will most probably come across a neighbor who must have seen your beloved cat stroll by somewhere.
- Report to local veterinary authorities. Especially for microchipped pets, sending in a missing cat’s report to the local authority helps because someone could have easily brought the pet in during the time it was feared missing. With more people on the look out for your furry friend, it might come home sooner than later.
- Put out treats. Your pet might have just wandered away. Putting out a treat may lure it back home. Felines have a keen sense of smell so get anything that smells like home. You would be fine, and your pet would love to return to that homely scent. Don’t forget to set out a bit of its favorite cat food as well.
When dealing with felines, patience and love is the way to go. Good preparation for all the eventualities is the best way to avoid the worst from happening. Tag your feline if necessary, and have as many people meet the cat as possible, so they know it’s yours. Have any other ideas on how to find the missing cat? Do well to share them.