Help Your Feline Friend Find Their Zen – Easy Ways to Calm Your Cat
Many things can trigger stress in cats, including a change in their environment, a new pet, a new baby, a lack of stimulation, or a lack of attention. Have you recently returned to work or maybe remodeled part of your home? Once you identify the stressful behavior try these tactics to help your cat find their inner peace.
Look at their environment to see what can be done to reduce their anxiety. For example, providing plenty of stimulation with toys, climbing posts, and scratching posts can help to keep your cat engaged. Additionally, providing plenty of love and attention in the form of petting and playtime can help to keep your cat feeling happy and secure. You can also try creating a quiet and comfortable place for your cat to relax, such as a covered bed or window seat.
There are also some products that can help reduce stress in cats. Pheromone sprays and diffusers are designed to mimic the natural pheromones that cats produce, which can help to create a calming environment. Additionally, there are calming supplements that can help to reduce anxiety and stress in cats.
Calming supplements usually contain active ingredients like chamomile, tryptophan and sometimes hemp. Chamomile is a common ingredient in calming supplements for cats. It has a soothing effect on them, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Tryptophan is an amino acid that helps the body make serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood. Oat extract helps to reduce anxiety and promote calmness, while passion flower extract relaxes muscles, reduces stress, and helps cats get a better night’s sleep. Finally, l-theanine helps cats relax without making them drowsy.
It’s clear that calming supplements can be purr-fect for cats in need of some relaxation. So, if your kitty is feeling frazzled, give them a helping paw by providing them with a calming supplement. With the right approach, you can help to create a stress-free environment for your cats and ensure they are happy and healthy. They’ll be meowing their appreciation in no time!
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If you are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact your veterinarian to rule out a serious medical problem.
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