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    How to calm down a scared cat?

    Articlegeneral cat adviceThursday 27 October 2011
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    If you are a cat owner and have no idea what other pet owners talk about when mentioning hissing, snarling, or cowering cat, consider yourself really lucky. At some point during your cat’s lifetime, they will inevitably become anxious or agitated. The causes are quite varied, but no matter the reason, you’ll need to help your cat calm down. Learn our tips in the article below on how to calm down your cat.

    First of all, assess the situation. Is your cat hissing at the neighbour’s cat or cowering in the corner because there are too many visitors in your home? Is your cat tearing through the house because they’re too excited about playing? If you cannot find any logical reason for your cat's behaviour, you should look for patterns of behaviour. Among cats, there are felines that exhibit strange behaviour due to past events in their lives. Determing the factors that make your cat so anxious is the first step to calm it down. Take your cat to a quiet place, such as a bedroom in your home where they can hide until the excitement is over. Speak in a calm voice to keep them from becoming more agitated. Some cats may prefer to be left alone, while others like to be held. Improve the situation.If you can’t remove your cat from the situation entirely, try to make it easier for them. When traveling, bring your cat’s favorite food and toys. Place a blanket in the carrier, and bring it out long before the big day so that they can get used to it. Put on some music or turn on the TV to distract them from an approaching thunderstorm. Doing what you can to make it less agitating for your cat is easier than trying to calm down a cat later. You can also try herbs that start to calm your cat down before the stressing situations happen. 

     

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