In order to alleviate stresses that can negatively impact a cat’s behaviour, we recommend these items to help.
Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure. It comes in both a spray and a diffuser (like a Glade Plug-In). We recommend both. One diffuser covers 500 sq. ft. and lasts a month. And the spray is good to use in a carrier before trips to the vet or in areas where interactions may occur. Both can be found in most pet stores or online. Very safe, very effective.
Rescue Remedy www.bachflower.com/rescue-remedy-pets-bach-flower/
Rescue Remedy Pet is a combination of 5 Bach Flower Remedies to help your pet deal with stressful situations such as: going to the vet, the groomer, thunderstorms and during fireworks. Add 2 drops of Rescue Remedy Pets in your animal’s drinking water and you’ll see how quickly they return to normal. You can also add a drop to a treat, on food or rub it on the paws or ears. Can be found in pet stores, some health food stores that carry pet products and online.
Spirit Essences: http://store.jacksongalaxy.com/store/jg/category/3310/spirit-essences-all/
From Jackson Galaxy, famed cat behaviourist, these holistic remedies are very effective. Can be put in food, directly in the cat’s mouth or even just patted on his/her fur. There is a spirit essences remedy for almost every behavioural issue. Available online only.
These collars last for about 30 days and release calming pheromones that can alleviate stress during trips to the vet, separation anxiety, visitors, loud noises, other cats, new baby and travelling. Can be found at pet stores and online.
Thundershirt for Cats:
ThunderShirt applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a calming effect for most cats. Also comes in spray format. Available in pet stores and online.