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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 level 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 of cat stress:

Things that may disturb your cat

Many things can disturb your cat's need for stability, and lead to cat stress.

For instance, every time you move furniture, bring in new furniture, do a major housecleaning, renovate your house, 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 cats become insecure and may hide, scratch or pee as a result: in your cat’s language, it’s a sign of cat stress.

Other things that may affect your cat happiness are access to resources like food, water and litter boxes. The amount of attention you give them, competition in the household with other cats, and visitors to the household are additional considerations.

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

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

If you have several cats and they do not get along, this is also a major source of cat stress. FELIWAY FRIENDS by sending the same “harmony messages” produced by the mother cat when nursing her kittens, can help alleviate tension and conflicts between them.


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