Ensure your cat has quiet, comfortable places to retreat. This can be a secluded corner, a cat tree, or a cozy bed in a quiet room.
Feliway is a synthetic version of the feline facial pheromone that cats use to mark their territory. Diffusers or sprays can help create a reassuring environment.
Regular interactive play sessions using toys like feather wands or laser pointers can help expend energy and reduce anxiety.
Cats are creatures of habit. Feeding, playtime, and bedtime at consistent times can make your cat feel more secure.
Hide treats or kibble around the house for your cat to find. This engages their hunting instincts and provides mental stimulation.
There are playlists and CDs specifically designed with calming music for cats. These can be particularly useful during stressful events like thunderstorms.
Gentle petting and massage can be soothing. Focus on areas like the base of the ears, under the chin, and along the spine, but always be attuned to your cat's comfort level.
There are various products, like calming collars infused with calming pheromones, or natural supplements like L-theanine or chamomile, which can help reduce anxiety in cats. Always consult your vet before introducing any supplements.