Monday, 27 August 2018

How to Calm an Anxious Cat

Sleeping Area

With a scared cat, changing their environment is essential.  First of all, provide a high area that the cat can go up to and see the whole room.  In the high area, create 'caves' or hidden areas that the cat can go into to sleep.

Litter Tray

With cats using litter trays, you need to experiment to see what they like.  An anxious cat may prefer a covered litter tray or one that is in a more hidden place.  With an extremely scared cat, you may have to find a way to lift the litter tray up high.


Depending on what your cat is scared of, you will have to set up a routine to suit him.  Clean out the litter tray at the same times every day and feed at the same time.  For example, if your cat is scared of people or doesn't come out during the day, feed him before you go to sleep.


I love Feliway Classic!  There are different types of defusers for different problems with your cat like fighting or scratching.  It releases the same 'messages' that cats use to interact with other cats.  The defuser with release happy, friendly or territory messages for different solutions.  Just plug it into the wall in your cat's favourite area and you will notice the difference in your cat's behaviour.


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


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