Pets in the toilet – more common than you might think!
Do you go to the toilet alone? Or does your pet accompany you? Our dogs and cats generally have no need to enter our bathrooms. Yet they do:
- to accompany us
- to check out the odours!
- to drink from the shower or toilet bowl!
- to toilet themselves
Of course there are some pets who hate to be alone. Accompanying you to the toilet can be a signal that your pet may be a likely candidate to suffer separation anxiety. If this is the case in your household, then you might like to introduce some gradual separations from your pet. With my clients who suffer from this condition (and that can be owner AND pet), I always tell them “You have my permission to go to the toilet alone.”
Then there are the kittens and puppies who love to sneak into the bathroom at any opportunity to unravel the toilet roll. No matter how many toys and how much money you spend on them, toilet rolls are an invaluable source of fun. Someone needs to invent a lock for the toilet roll.
Or do you get licked as you step out of the shower? Some pets appear to love this way of obtaining fresh water!
For most pets, the toilet lurking is simply an ideal opportunity to have a captive audience. You are bound to that seat for a minute or two and your pet is getting your attention. Heaven!
So, is your pet a toilet lurker?