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How to Help an Anxious Cat Relax

Anxious CatHas your cat been meowing more than usual lately? Has she become aggressive towards other cats, pets and even people? Has she exhibited a change in her eating habits? If you’ve noticed any of these things, you could have an anxious cat on your hands. The good news is, there are a few simple steps you can take to help your cat to relax.

Spend more quality time with your cat.

One of the easiest ways to help relieve your cat’s stress is to simply spend some extra time with her. Whether you choose to sit quietly with her on your lap or play with her in your living room, showing your cat some love and attention will put her mind at ease and help her unwind. Remember: cats are most likely to get anxious when they’re bored and under-stimulated.

Provide your cat with toys and play equipment.

If boredom is the source of your cat’s anxiety, making sure she gets enough playtime and exercise can make a huge difference. Keep toys and play equipment around the house so that she’ll always be able to climb, scratch and indulge her hunting instincts on a regular basis. This will allow your cat to blow off some steam and keep their anxiety at bay.

Schedule a veterinarian visit for your cat.

There are also certain health-related issues that can cause anxiety in cats. If you make an effort to reduce anxiety and stress on your own and don’t see results, take your cat to the vet for a check-up. The vet may find an underlying health issue that is causing the anxiety and stress to manifest.

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Keeping Cats Inside is Good for Everyone’s Health

Your cat might gaze longingly out the window, hoping to roam around the neighborhood—but for Fluffy’s health (and yours), it’s best to keep cats inside. Pet cats who are allowed to go outside are three times more likely to become infected with harmful parasites and pathogens, according to a recent study from the School of… Continue Reading

Helpful Tips for Trimming a Cat’s Claws

Trimming a cat’s claws might not be the most glamorous aspect of cat ownership, but it’s necessary to prevent painful scratches and damage to your furniture. Fortunately, with a little care and preparation, you can make claw trimming a relatively stress-free process for you and your feline companion. Check out a few of our favorite… Continue Reading

Keep Cats Out of Your Houseplants With These Tips

Having a cat with a taste for houseplants can not only be frustrating; it can be hazardous to the health of your cat as well. Many common houseplants are toxic to cats, including snake plants, aloe vera and jade plants. These toxic plants should always be kept away from hungry kitties, but there are steps… Continue Reading

Keep These Essentials in a First-Aid Kit for Kitties

Since April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, we thought this would be an ideal time to consider how you can prepare for pet emergencies in your home. While cats are nimble and usually seem to avoid getting hurt while making mischief, accidents do happen. Being ready for the occasional pet emergency means having… Continue Reading

An Explanation of Feline Headbutting Behavior

From paw kneading to slow blinking, cats exhibit a variety of curious social behaviors that can seem pretty mysterious to humans. One such behavior that is particularly common is headbutting, or “bunting.” You might notice your cat headbutting your legs when you get home from work, or headbutting another one of their feline friends before… Continue Reading

Kitty Can’t See: The Best Ways to Care for a Blind Cat

*Today we have a guest post from our friends at PurringPal* Of all the animals known to mankind, cats are one of those that are known to possess exemplary eyesight. Nobody can contest a cat’s capacity to accurately see things in the dark. In fact, humans and other animals may be lagging behind when it… Continue Reading

Cats May Not Be So Good at Catching Rats After All

In addition to being great companion pets, cats have long been held in high regard for their ability to control rodent populations as well. Many generations of farmers have relied on their cats’ natural hunting instincts to keep mice and other small pests out of their barns, for example. But as it turns out, cats… Continue Reading

Keep Cats Comfortable With the Right Kennel and Boarding Equipment

Because cats are territorial animals that typically don’t like to stray too far from home, a stay at a boarding facility or kennel can be a stressful experience for our feline companions. In some cases, the stress of being temporarily relocated can even aggravate chronic health conditions and have a negative impact on a cat’s… Continue Reading

New Research Sheds Light on the Unique Structure of Cat Tongues

If you’ve ever received an affectionate lick from your cat during one of their grooming sessions, you probably noticed that their tongue is covered in an array of curved spines that feel rough to the touch like a strip of Velcro. It’s common knowledge that the spines on a cat’s tongue aid in the grooming… Continue Reading