Additional Options for Stress Management in Cats

If creating a cat friendly environment in your house by providing climbing space and hide-a ways, or making your cat’s daily routine more interactive and active by using puzzle toys for feeding meals and having daily play sessions with your cat is not helping them deal with their stress or anxiousness there are other options available to you. Many of these options can be used in conjunction with each other for increased benefits. Some are supplemental items or over the counter supplements, others are available by prescription only.


Traveling with your Cat

Traveling with your cat

Most cats are not happy travelers. They don’t like going in the car, they may get motion sickness and getting them into carriers can also be a hassle. If you do need to travel with your cat, whether it is a short trip or a long trip, it is very important for your and your cat’s safety that they are transported in a proper carrier. car2


Separation Anxiety: Other options for additional stress management

Separation anxiety can be overcome, some dogs turn around fairly quickly with some basic training or routine changes. With others it may take longer and require a lot more patience and hard work. If training, increasing exercise and mental stimulation is not improving your dog’s behaviour, or if you are unable to even start training and rehabilitating because you dog is too anxious, you may have to look into other options available to you and your dog. 


To read more about training and rehabilitating your dog with separation anxiety, visit this post.


Canine Separation Anxiety: Behaviour Training

One of the most common phrases used by owners to describe a dog that appears stressed when the owner leaves is separation anxiety. We can define canine separation anxiety as a behaviour problem in dogs that shows itself through symptoms like excessive salivation, barking, whining, destroying items in the home, scratching at walls, doors and floors, and attempting to escape from the crate or room when left alone.





Lily and Chocolate Toxicity

With Easter around the corner please keep in mind two potential toxins that can harm you cat or dog. Most lilies are extremely toxic to cats and ingesting a small amount can cause kidney failure. Chocolate is another hazard that usually is more of a concern for dogs as they tend to get into treats that are left unattended, however cats may also suffer from chocolate toxicity if they ingest chocolate.  easter dog