There are a lot of cat owners who are worried because their cat is not behaving normally. This can be an indication that your cat is suffering from stress. What are the results of stress in a cat?
A cat can show unusual behaviors if they are stressed, according to Wikihow. Examples are excessive meowing, defecating anywhere, hiding from the crowd, and change in appetite. This can be a serious condition and can lead to death if not taken seriously.
Some cat owners don't have any extra time to bring their pet to the veterinarian, and to them it's just stressful. Here's what you can do to help destress your furry friend.
Before you can try the tips on how to relieve your cat from stress, it is important to know what are the different kinds and causes of stress.
There are three common stress categories in cats according to Pet Education: environmental stress, physical stress, and emotional stress.
- Environmental stress
The causes of environmental stress include moving to a new place/house, too many pets/animals in the household, lack of fresh air where the cat is staying.
- Physical stress
Physical conditions can cause stress to cats like illness, obesity, physical trauma and parasitic infestations.
- Emotional stress
Cats also have emotions that can highly contribute to stress. Cats can feel rivalry with other pets, boredom and even a feeling of grief.
Here are tips on how to reduce stress in your cat.
For physical stress:
- Try to trim their over grown claws that are growing deep in their pads which can cause pain.
- Treat the parasite infestation in their body like fleas because flea bites causes a lot of discomfort to the cat.
- Take your cat to a vet if the cat is already showing serious signs like bleeding and immobility.
For emotional stress:
- If possible, just keep one cat as a pet.
- Keep stray cats away from your house or place because your pet cat may be threatened.
- Spend time with your cat. Play with them. This creates a good bond between the owner and the cat.
For environmental stress:
Avoid too loud music in your house because cats have very sensitive hearing and they get stressed hearing to loud noises. There should be enough space for your cat to stay. Cats also get stressed in too crowded places.
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