5 Great Stress Relievers For Cats

By Valdette Muller| January 1, 2018 | Blog

Stress in cats

Cats love their comfort and once they are set in their ways, it can be a mission to get them to change.

Sometimes change is unavoidable for our cats.

Cats allow themselves to become overwhelmed with the notion of change and tend to take defensive actions when faced with anything that threatens their routine.

Your cat’s stress levels could increase because of:

  • new addition to the family, for example a new baby or a new pet.
  • Moving to a new residence and packing up your house and cat with it.
  • You have a multi cat household, where territory and rank is confusing for each cat which could lead to fights caused by rivalry or jealousy.
  • Vet visits are essential for all pets, yet they can be very stressful for cats.
  • Loud noises and parties.
  • Fear brought on by a past experience that your cat has not recovered from, causing your cat to become anxious and solitary.
  • Health issues could also manifest as high stress levels.

Stress can make anyone a little crazy at times. The tricky part though is knowing when your cat is stressed and what is causing the stress, especially as most cats tend to hide their inner turmoil very well.

However it is vital that the cause is determined as chronic stress can lead to a suppression of the immune response, causing a broad range of illnesses.

Great cat stress remedies

CalmEze Gel:  This is a nutritional aid made for cats during anxiety or stressful situations. It is a salmon flavoured gel containing vitamins and amino acids that promote relaxation in cats. It can be used in stressful situations as well as to relieve anxiety as a result of weaning, separation, transport to a new environment, fear of travel, boarding in a cattery and hospitalisation.

Feliway Diffuser and Feliway Spray: Feliway is a great product range for comforting cats when they are exposed to changes in their environment and stressful situations.Feliway_Spray_fldn-86

These products produce pheromones that are clinically proven to provide reassurance to kittens and cats of all ages. Feliway is also the first non-drug solution for stress related behaviours. It can also be used in addition to other behaviour modification treatments.

Happy Cat Stressfree: Happy Cat Stressfree helps provide herbal support to help ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and naturally

Happy_Cat_Stressfree_Sachetsenrich a cat’s environment. It is a homeopathic solution to help cats cope with stress-related behaviour & illness, or simply to add an extra bit of happiness to their day. This product contains valerian, which is a herb recognised for its relaxing effects on the nervous system.

Sentry Calming Spray for Cats: This spray helps alleviate your cat’s fears and helps correct misbehaviour.Sentry_Calming_Spray_for_Cats It helps a cat feel more secure and safe at home or on-the-go. This spray is excellent for helping a new cat adapt to a new home or a multi-cat household. It can even be used in your cat’s crate or favourite spot at home to calm them when you’re not home. Spray it on your cat’s blankets, bed, scratching post or toys.

Thundershirt for Cats: This is a great product to use on your pet during stormy weather, and is also great for separation or travel anxiety. Thundershirt_Cat_2No training or medication is needed for the use of the Thundershirt. The Thundershirt uses a gentle hugging technique to calm your cat down. The Thundershirt uses the same technique as swaddling a baby by wrapping your pet up to calm them. The gentle, constant pressure exhibits calming effect for most cats. It encourages your cat’s nervous system to release a natural calming hormone in order to calm themselves without medication or supplements. Using pressure to relieve anxiety in people and animals has been a common practice for many years.

Sources: https://www.thespruce.com/stressed-out-cats-3384944




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