cat stress

Cat stress or what causes cats to be unhappy

What causes cat stress?

Cats feel a lot better when they feel in control of their envionment. Anything that interrupts their feeling of control can make cats unhappy. Over time this can raise your cat 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 againt furniture or nuzzles against your legs.

Common causes to cat stress:

Things that may disturb your cat

Many things can disturb your cat’s need of stability, and lead to cat stress.

For instance, every time you move or buy new furniture, clean or renovate your house, do some DIY at home…This can remove the “happy messages” left by your cat and therefore they don’t feel at home anymore.

When this happens your cats can become disorientated and show signs like hiding, scratching or spraying.  In your cat’s language this is a sign of cat stress.

Other things that may affect your cat’s happiness are access to food, heat, water, litter, attention and competition in the household with other cats, as well as visitors.

If you feel that your cat is unhappy or suffer from

Note that most 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 sends the same “harmony messages” produced by the mother cat when nursing her kittens and can help alleviate tension and conflicts between them.

FELIWAY FRIENDS helps your cats get along better. It restores harmony between your cats.

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FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser helps you nurture your relationship with your cat, by creating a loving environment for them.

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