While most cats might appear aloof, they can feel the same tension and pressures as we do for a variety of reasons. These stressors can lead to health problems and unwanted behaviors that can cause discord in the home.
Signs that Your Cat is Stressed
Cats are experts at hiding symptoms of pain, illness, emotional distress and anxiety. But even the most attentive pet parents may not always be aware that something is wrong despite the cat displaying all of the tell-tale signs.
Some of these indicators are more obvious than others as stress-related behaviors like urine marking, scratching the furniture, and hiding for long periods of time can reveal an unhappy feline. But there are other hints that may not be as apparent and the more you learn to recognize them, the faster you can address the issue and reduce these stressors in the cat's environment.
The following are some of the most common signs that your cat is suffering from stress or anxiety:
- Shaking or trembling
- Aggressive behavior
- Rapid or uneven breathing
- Urinating outside of the litter box
- Excessive meowing or growling
- Chewing on plastic
- Eating tufts of fur that have been shed
- Scratching of furniture
- Hiding in hard to find locations around the house
Any significant changes in behavior could be an indicator of stress and anxiety or a potential serious health issue that requires a visit to your local veterinarian.
But for cats that are dealing with emotional or psychological challenges, it's very important to identify and address the source of the stress to reduce discord and the negative behaviors that can come as a result.
Common Triggers of Stress and Anxiety in Cats
The most common reasons that a cat might be feeling stress or anxiety are often tied to a change in routine, or they are trying to tell you something in their own inimitable way. Your cat may use vocalization to get your attention, but their behavioral patterns are a primary and vital method of communication.
So what is your cat trying to tell you? It may not be evident until you examine even the smallest details about your environment and consider what might have changed to interrupt your pet's daily routine. These are creatures of habit and anything that upsets the normal order of things can lead to anxiety.
Food and Water
Most cats would rather not eat next to the litter box and really who can blame them? You wouldn't want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in your bathroom. In addition, the bowls in which you serve the food should be cleaned out after each meal and water refreshed periodically as it can get dirty.
An important part of cat health is making sure your pet has a clean litter box. If the box goes unscooped for days at a time, it can start to smell and become difficult for the cat to use. Your cat will start to urinate or defecate in other areas of the house as a reminder that you need to be better about cleaning what's been previously left behind.
Change of Address
If you think moving from one home to another can be a pain in the neck, you should see what it can do to your cat's emotional and mental well-being. A new home can be a significant stressor on cats since nothing is familiar and everything looks and smells different.
Cats are territorial and it can take some getting used to when a new addition is introduced into the household. Your cat may not be so welcoming of a new resident, and learning to share space, attention, and resources might pose some stress for at least the first few weeks.
New kittens, a dog, even smaller pets like rabbits and hamsters might threaten your pet's normal everyday routine and cause elevated levels of stress. This can lead to aggression and fighting with the recent arrival in the home.
Anyone who says that cats are uncaring and disconnected don't know this animal very well. Cats can pick up on your energy, so if you are stressed, anxious, worried, sad, or just having a bad day, your cat may feel similar pressures and start to behave accordingly.
Fortunately, for most of these triggers, BioPower Pet cat calming spray can assist in making stressful situations less difficult to manage and help you maintain a peaceful home.
BioPower Pet Calming Spray for Cats - The Holistic Approach to Calm and Relaxation
BioPower Pet Cat Calming Spray is a natural solution for cats showing signs of stress and anxiety.
Unlike calming treats from other manufacturers that fail to provide real results, our BioPower Pet Calming Spray works to reduce stress in your cat using a proprietary bioresonance energy process combined with the soothing scents of Verbena essential oils. This calming spray is designed solely to eliminate the symptoms of anxiety in your cat, it is not intended to work as a sedative.
Our cat calming spray is made only from quality natural ingredients without hormones, chemicals, additives, or any other artificial ingredients - for a non-toxic solution to curbing stress-related behaviors that is safe for cats of all ages, sizes, and breeds.
All Natural Formula for Safe and Effective Results
Our cat calming spray is made from a formula that requires two simple active ingredients in order to work: spring water treated with bioresonance energy and Verbena aromatherapy essential oils. These ingredients combined create an effective option for reducing stress in cats.
How Bioresonance Energy Keeps Your Cat Calm and Happy
Our cat calming sprays are made with spring water treated with the company's proprietary bioresonance energy that has been researched and developed by the leading engineers in bio-energetics throughout Europe. This is a tried and true technology incorporated into a wide range of bio-energetic products for over twenty years.
Each bottle of calming spray for cats uses bio-energetic frequencies that have been proven effective at reducing stress and increasing calm in cats. Once you apply our calming spray to your cat, you will notice a difference in temperament and behavior.
The Best Method for Applying Our Cats Calming Spray
Simply administer three to five sprays directly to your pet, ideally before a stressful situation occurs. Move from head to tail and be sure to spray your cat's belly once to ensure maximum effect.
Spray your cat's favorite bed to promote calm and peace or add a few sprays inside the cat carrier ahead of upcoming car rides or vet visits. If your cat is fighting with your other pets or you want to set the mood before introducing a new furry member of the family, a few pumps directly on your cat can be extremely helpful.
For cats that are routinely stressed and showing consistent symptoms of low-grade anxiety, spraying the cat daily can be effective for calming those jitters.
Fast-Acting, Long-Lasting Results
While all pets are different, our cat calming spray tends to take effect almost immediately. However, give it about five to ten minutes before the spray reaches maximum potency in your pet. There won't be an immediate visual change in your cat and don't expect your pet to be sedated. This spray is only intended to reduce anxiety and make stressful situations a whole lot less distressing.
Safe for Use on Kittens and Cats
BioPower Pet cat calming spray is made of a non-toxic formula offering a gentle, 100% natural calming solution to help ease tension and stress in cats of all ages. So you can feel comfortable and confident that you are giving your pet the safest, most effective cat calming spray available on the market today.
Always be gentle and gradually introduce your cat to the calming spray at first. Some cats can get spooked or react with anxiety when having any spray applied directly to their fur. Go easy, use caution, and take the initial introduction very slowly.