Cats are so easily stressed and usually get boisterous and out of control in such situations. The Siamese can be the most vocal of all cats when going through change, pressure and stress. Cats love and need routine and hate moving, being suddenly kept indoors, adding a new human or pet to the home or any change in life that disrupts that routine. If your cat is suddenly acting strange, vocal or withdrawn, contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home for advice on handling kitty.
Do not panic when you have to change things in life, since many cats are just difficult to please. There are always ways to help your cat through any stressful situation or change with these tips –
- First, bring your cat to the vet for a full physical examination. Before addressing any behavioral issues relating to the stress and change, you want to be sure your cat does not have any health concerns responsible. If one of the behavioral problems is that your cat sprays around the house, it could be due to a urinary condition so ruling out medical issues is a crucial first step.
- You can help to calm your cat through stressful situations with a product called Feliway, which most pet supply stores carry. You can also go to Cat Calming Hormone in order to purchase the product. This synthetic hormone has a way to help and mellow out a stressed cat.
- Another remedy is to sprinkle catnip around the home. It is best to do so while you are home since catnip can sometimes have the opposite effect on a select few cats; some get hyper instead of mellow.
- The Bach flower essence is another natural aid in calming many pets, including your stressed-out kitty and you can find more information on it at Bach Flower.
- If your cat is an outdoor cat, work to get her or him adapted to being strictly indoors. The indoor cat has a much longer life, free from the diseases of the great outdoors, along with safety from traffic, coyotes, fleas, cat fights, the weather elements and more. A behaviorist may be able to help. You can search for a behaviorist in helping your cat at Veterinary behaviorists or Cat behaviorists.
- Sometimes white noise like the radio, TV or classical soft music, especially in your absence, can help calm your cat, even in the most stressed-out moments.
- Have something close to your cat that has your scent on it as a comfort and security.
- You can add another cat to the family for comfort and companionship but this is not always a foolproof solution and one that needs a lot of thought.
Helping a cat through stressful situations and drastic changes, especially in his or her eyes will take a lot of time and patience on your part. Be consistent and stick with your plan and efforts for success. Use a lot of praise, love and affection whenever you are successful with appropriate behaviors and your cat will finally realize what is acceptable and that all changes are not bad.
If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy. Cat and animal training in Rockford, IL.
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