4 expert tips to help your cat cope with visitors
Peace and quiet
- Make sure your cat has a room that is away from the noise, somewhere they can snuggle up and feel secure when visitors are over
- Have elevated places and/or hiding places for your cat
- Make sure your guests know to leave your cat undisturbed in this room
- Ensure your cat can still access their resources (water, food, litter trays and scratching posts) easily without having to interact with your visitors
Any changes to a cat’s environment can be stressful for your cat, particularly new visitors or family and friends gathering for a party. When visitors arrive in your home, your cat’s normally quiet and peaceful home is crowded with lots of new visitors, different smells, noise and movement.