Keeping our feline friends happy in their home

Our feline friends need to feel secure and protected at home

Cats mark their territory by spraying and this can happen if they are suffering from stress, fear or anxiety amongst other things. Your cat can become increasingly stressed, so understanding your fluffy friend will help you to identify when things are not quite right or normal. Perhaps they have stopped playing or don’t want to go outside. Although our feline friends like to hide sometimes this can also be a sign they are unhappy.

Your cat can become increasingly stressed, so understanding your fluffy friend will help you to identify when things are not quite right or normal. Perhaps they have stopped playing or don’t want to go outside. Although our feline friends like to hide sometimes this can also be a sign they are unhappy.

Always seek professional veterinary assistance if you have any concerns about your cat.

Keep a close eye on their eating and drinking patterns, perhaps they are eating more/less than usual, are they drinking enough water.

Their home needs to be a secure one so they feel safe and sound.

Stressed cats can develop problems like illnesses including idiopathic cystitis or FIC.

Felines need to protect their territory, which is very important part of their everyday life. If they feel like it’s being threatened in any way, for example by other cats outside they will often become stressed.

Their litter tray needs a place in the home, somewhere away from the entry points to the house. Choose a private and quiet area so they can feel secure, protected and free to relax in their own area.

DIY and Building work

If you are having any building work done in your home or perhaps your neighbours are. The noise can prove to be stressful for your companion animal, so consider helping them to relax by keeping an area/part of the house quiet and free from noise.

Inviting visitors to your home can also cause stress to your animal companion, so if you are inviting friends consider creating a quiet place for your feline to retreat to. They need to be able to find peace and quiet as they can get upset and nervous. A place for them to hide will help reduce the stress. an away from the noise. Noise, in general, can upset a cat and by providing a place to hide and keep safe is very important.

Indoor cats can often become bored which can lead to frustration, this can cause stress. Try to keep your animals active and encourage play especially with some new toys.

Avoid changing their routine especially food times, keep everything as normal as possible so your companion has some predictability.

Loving our feline friends is important, let them come to you so they can choose how much affection they want rather than the other way round. They are independent souls and need us as their compassionate guardians to respect their needs and personalities.

Always seek professional veterinary advice if you have any concerns about your feline friend.

 

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