Cats are game-changers. Each little kitty comes with their own little personality wrapped inside that little furball. There is nothing quite like a cat and once a cat owner, always a cat owner. Cats are incredible companions, faithful to the end. Do you know the 3 secrets to a happy cat?
What disturbs most cats are changes in routine, workers in the home, change in their environment (as simply changing a room). All cats are unique, but the commonality between all cat is that they have stressors. Keep the stressors minimalized or masked and suddenly you reduce stress. In fact, secrets of a happy cat begin with stress reduction.
Lavishly live feline life out loud, celebrate your furry friend and learn the 3 secrets to a happy cat.
3 Secrets To A Happy Cat
Today’s post is sponsored by FELIWAY®:, however thoughts, and images are my own based on my use of the product resulting in a happy cat, who lavishly lives life out loud!
That’s my Bella, goofy as ever, rolling down the steps like a slinky. She has a great personality and is so much fun, until, I travel or decorate for the holidays.
Just think of your cat as the most possessive boyfriend or girlfriend you have ever had, then multiply that by 100. If a cat owns a territory they need to know they own that territory. When you move a room around or change who is living in the house at any given point in time, you can inadvertently stress your cat out.
For instance in our home, when my daughter moves out to college and then visits here and there, Bella goes nuts and does not know how to react. In fact, sometimes she is downright rambunctious around the house. While she does not mean to scratch things she should not, she just gets so hyped up, as she does not do good with change. Bella will hide under sofas, or blankets and not come out. Our solution was easy.
3 Secrets One Great Brand
FELIWAY®: mimics the natural feline facial pheromone that helps cats feel safe and secure in their surroundings, thereby reducing inappropriate signs caused by fear and anxiety. As a working mom, I travel a lot, and I have looked for products that ease Bella’s stress. When I leave, she meows, pukes, and has her way the house, but I have found a way to significantly calm her anxiety.
What’s Important To Know About FELIWAY® Products
Bella is truly the center of our home. Her love is boundless and we would do nothing to ever harm her. We researched FELIWAY® a lot before trying it. Here’s what I have learned.
FELIWAY®: is veterinarian used and recommend and clinically proven for cats of all ages (1). In fact, FELIWAY® is a safe and effective solution that helps cats adjust to challenging situations and adapt to new surroundings. *1 Or when we dress her up and she really gets upset with us, look at that face is it stressed or aggravated? LOL!
Further, FELIWAY® helps reduce or eliminate signs related to fear and anxiety, like hiding, urine spraying or scratching(when guests come over. In detail, it is 90% effective2 in reducing or eliminating signs of scratching and peeing outside the litter box within 7 days. Notably, FELIWAY® helps reduce the stress of travel and the signs related, like vomiting, urination, meowing and agitation. *3 It is important to realize that FELIWAY® is NOT a sedative or tranquilizer and can be used with medications.
Secret One That No Cat Will Tell You
Grab a FELIWAY® Diffuser Plug-In and let your cat feel constant calming and comfort in their home. The diffuser helps cat adjust to the stressful situations that we may not consider stressful. It’s easy to use.
I literally took the diffuser out of the package, opened it and placed it into the plastic plug-in shell. That is it.
2. The Secret Of The Carrier
Oh, my Bella gets Cat-styerical if she has to go inside of her carrier. To her, the carrier signifies a trip to the Vet and I don’t know any cats that want to go to the vet. See what Bella is sniffing? FELIWAY® Wipes are our go-to solution.
Open a packet, they are individually wrapped. Wipe the place you want your kitty to associate with. Do not put the wipe on them, that is not what it is for. FELIWAY® wipes just are used to wipe the inside of the carrier and they are comforted.
Our secret to the photo was the wipe. We wiped her blankie and she just sat there:) lol!
3. A Secret Spray That Makes A Difference
Finally, our last secret that I am about to reveal is a spray, just what you don’t want your cats doing with urine, lol! The magic in this bottle helps reduce scratching, travel and vet visits. It does not stain material, we tried it even on white. I will tell you that Bella was much better for me traveling over the last week than she has been previously.
THREE SECRETS TO LAVISHLY LIVE FELINE LIFE OUT LOUD
Now you have my three secrets that help me help my Bella. While I love my travel and I love my cat, each needed to work out a bit better. The FELIWAY® Wipes, FELIWAY® Diffuser, and FELIWAY® Spray each play an integral part in keeping Bella happy and calm. You can purchase FELIWAY® through Amazon and other authorized online retailers (EntirelyPets, HealthPets, Inc) or your local veterinarians. Of course, you can check the FELIWAY® site for other places to purchase near you.
1. Data on file.
2. Mills DS, Mills CB. Evaluation of a novel method for delivering a synthetic analogue of feline facial pheromone to
control urine spraying in cats. Veterinary Record, 2001; 149, 197-199.
3. Gaultier P, Pageat P, Tessier Y. Effect of a feline pheromone analogue on manifestations of stress in cats during
transport. Proc of the 32nd Cong of the Int’l Soc for Appl Ethology. France, 1998.