I need to be with my owner ALL THE TIME...I mean 24/7!!!

This is a place to gain some understanding of cat behavior and to assist people in training their cats and dealing with common behavior problems, regardless of the method(s) used. Keep in mind that you may be receiving advice from other cat owners and lovers...not professionals. If you have a major problem, always seek the advice of a trainer or behaviorist!


Purred: Mon Feb 13, '12 3:06pm PST 
I was a small kitten when I was picked up by my owner and since there was another male cat in the house, I was confined to an enclosed porch where my owner has his room. So I was with him for a long time and have grown very fond of him and slept with him every night and was always on his lap when he was using the computer. He definitely loves me very much as I do him but now if he is missing for any length of time I yowl and cry incessantly and hide under the bed or behind the entertainment center and I stop eating. I just can't be away from him for any length of time and the other humans that live here try and console me but I push away from them and hide and cry all the time. He is at a loss as to what to do since he was away for a week and I stopped eating and hid for days at a timecry He wanted me to write to the great cat people @ Catster to see what he can do...He loves me so much but it's hard when he can't go away for any length of time without me becoming a wreck....HELP!!!!!!

Ralphie & Randy

Purred: Mon Feb 13, '12 4:55pm PST 
Aw, poor Mowdi! When you say "any length of time", do you mean he behaves this way any time you leave the house? Even for your regular daily schedule, such as work or school or whatever? Or does he only freak out when you're gone overnight? Are you gone from home often, or is it an infrequent occurrence?

I would suggest that you discuss the problem with his vet in detail, and get recommendations on how to proceed. If his behavior is a reaction only to a change in normal schedule, he might benefit from an anti-anxiety drug such as diazapam, both to help him keep calm and to stimulate his appetite when you are away. I'm not fond of drugging cats, or any creature, just to calm them down and make them conform to how we think they should behave. But this sounds like kind of an extreme case with the hiding from housemates and refusing to eat. A lack of food can quickly become very dangerous for a cat.

Please get him in to the vet for a thorough exam, and go from there. Best of luck!

Miss- Elizabeth- Bennett

Looking for Mr.- Darcy
Purred: Tue Feb 14, '12 7:23am PST 
Hi Ralphie and Randy (wow, you all are growing!!)wave

We agree, the vet might offer some suggestions and medication to help the cat deal with his person being away. And, leaving a piece of clothing you have worn, especially a t-shirt might help comfort him. Perhaps he feels he will never see you again....poor cat.

Keep us posted, there are so many CATSTER members who can offer other suggestions and support.

The New Orleans Kitties


go getter kitter
Purred: Tue Feb 14, '12 5:00pm PST 
Do you have a kitty uddy? Meowma always felt 2 were easier, especially with cats like you. Poor old BooBoo liked us 'ok' and we kept her occupied sone of the time, so made it easier when Meowma wasn't home. When Meowma came home, pssh, BooBoo forgot about Rory and me but was somewhat less clingy and definitely less pitiful than when she was an only.