Some cats can snooze in sunbeams, lounge across sofas, and settle into your spot on the bed to enjoy every second of their carefree lives.
But unfortunately, other cats might not be so at ease and may need a helping paw.
That’s why we’re here to help you out with a few handy tips to keep your feline friend feeling purr-fect!
Just like us, different factors create stress for different cats. Since their daily planners are pretty light, it’s more likely that issues in their environment are the cause.
Large open spaces can make cats nervous, so can sharing resources — like a litter box and food and water bowls — with a cat they don’t get on with. And speaking of other cats, low-hanging mirrors may make your cat fearful that someone else is encroaching on their turf.
Want to eliminate stress before it slips in through the cat door?
- Make sure each cat has their own food and water bowls and litter box, plus one more somewhere else in the house.
- Predictability is comforting to cats so try and stick to a familiar routine.
- Provide access to high perches, low hiding spots, scratching posts, and toys.
- Let your cat have a place to retreat, out of sight.
- Exercise daily. It’s good exercise for your cat and fun for you both.