6 Key Suggestions to Help Reduce Separation Anxiety in Cats

According to the survey, 19% of cats only exhibit separation anxiety behavior similar to dogs when they are separated from close people or companions. Of the 19% of cats, 70% were urinating in inappropriate places, 12% were excessively howling, 9% were destructive, and 6% were excessively licking. The study also found that even the same cat has different performance and severity of separation anxiety, and the specific behavior depends on the situation at that time.

✨How to reduce separation anxiety in cats? We have the following suggestions:⫸

♦️ 1. Establish a positive connection after we leave. For example, only when we leave, we will give the cat's favorite snacks and favorite toys; we can also place a climbing frame for the cat near the window so that the cat can look at the outside world to relieve the boredom.

♦️ 2. Let the cat adapt to us not being at home. We have to go out several times a day, let the cat be alone, start at 5 minutes each time, and gradually extend the time next time.

♦️ 3. Avoid a "sense of ritual" before going out or after returning home, because we appease them before going out, and touch and feed them immediately after returning home, which will make cats feel that it is an "unusual" thing for us to go out, this case will aggravate the situation anxious psychology for cats.

♦️ 4. Give a certain sense of security. For example, before going out, we can put a piece of clothing or blanket with our smell in the cat's sleeping pad.

♦️ 5. Use emotional soothing products, such as products containing cat pheromones, to help cats soothe their emotions and avoid abnormal behaviors caused by anxiety.

♦️ 6. Install a camera at home, this is to better observe the behavior of cats alone at home, to better adjust the way to relieve anxiety, and to detect hidden symptoms in time.

 

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