A favorite toy or old scratching post can bring a good deal of comfort to your cat. While waiting for your cat to come around, try to maintain a calm, stress-free home as much as possible. You don’t need to walk on eggshells for fear of disturbing the cat, however, and they should get used to your “normal” home.
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How do you know if your cat has anxiety?
Behavioral signs of cat anxiety include: Urinating outside the litter box. Urine spraying around the house. Excessive scratching of furniture. Aggressive behavior towards you or other pets. Constant meowing. Pacing around the house, often accompanied by meowing. Easily spooked by noises or movement.
Does catnip help cats with anxiety?
Catnip Can Calm Your Cat and Ease Stress
Catnip produces a sedative effect when cats eat it, and some will happily take a nap after eating a small portion of the herb. The calming effect is especially helpful for cats with anxiety problems and ones that have recently moved to a new home.
How long does cat anxiety last?
Most treatment options will be long-term, possibly years, depending on the number and intensity of symptoms and how long the condition has been going on. The minimum treatment averages four to six months.
How do I destress my cat?
Scratching posts or climbable furniture are great ways to distract your cat, and may give them a little exercise too. Toys and games let your cat burn some nervous energy, and help strengthen the bond between the two of you.