Life is not all fun and play for cats. Just like us, they can get stressed and anxious too. So how do we help them overcome this?
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One thing we can do is to create a relaxing environment – particularly if they spend a lot of time indoors. Keeping your cat stimulated with toys and play opportunities means they might be less likely to take their boredom out on your furniture.
Consider things like a cat-friendly climbing tower; it proves a great vantage point and will also help them feel safe.
Scratching posts are always a favourite. You can even create your own if your feeling creative.
A little massage goes a long way…
You can also alleviate stress with touch. Massage can have a beneficial effect on cats by lowering blood pressure and providing soothing relief from stiff joints, as well as strengthening the bond between you and your cat.
Here are some things to consider:
-Make the cat comfortable before starting
-Stroke from head to tail
-Massage the hollow area between the shoulder blades
-Scratch the back of the neck and ears
-Scratch the chin
-Focus on the upper back
-Massage the legs while the cat is on its side or back
A time to chill…
One place that caters to the needs of cats is the amazing Divine Creatures 5-Star Cat Hotel. Owned and operated by a veterinary professional, it features:
-Amazon jungle theme play gym for individual exercise
-Qualified cat sitters for all day TLC
-Grooming and spa services
-Aromatherapy treatment and therapeutic massages
You can read more about this cat hotel at fancyfeast.com.au/divine