Softening the Blow for a Cat Mourning the Loss of Another Cat

Your own attention to your pet is critical.


The average number of cats in American homes with feline pets is 1.8, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In other words, many people have two or more cats, which means one is going to die first and perhaps leave the remaining pet feeling bereft. Cats who mourn for a furry housemate can become more vocal as well as clingier and more needy for your reassurance with petting and close physical proximity. What should you do?

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