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What Causes Cat Stress?

Cats feel a lot better when they feel in control of their environment. Anything that interrupts their feeling of control can make cats unhappy. Over time this can raise your cat’s stress levels and lead to anxiety.

To feel in control, cats will carefully mark their home with "happy messages" (or pheromones). This happens each time a cat rubs its face against furniture or nuzzles against your legs.

Common causes to cat stress

Things that may disturb your cat

Many things can disturb your cat’s need of stability, and lead to cat stress.

For instance, every time you move furniture, bring in new furniture, do a major house clean, renovate your house or do some DYI work at home… This can remove the “happy messages” left by your cat, and then they don’t feel at home anymore.

When this happens your cat becomes disorientated, and shows signs like hiding, scratching or peeing: in your cat’s language, it’s a sign of cat stress.

Other things that may affect your cat’s happiness are access to food, heat, water, litter, attention and competition in the household with other cats, as well as visitors to the household.

If you feel that your cat is unhappy or suffers from cat stress, FELIWAY can help.

Note most calming aids do not address the underlying issue whereas FELIWAY provides calming support by sending “happy messages’” to your cat in its environment.

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