As bonfire night approaches most cat parents are starting to worry how their cats will cope. The good news is there are many natural solutions to calm your cat available. Making adjustments to your cat’s habitat is also a good step to keeping your cat calm and safe.
Tips to Keep Your Cat Safe
- Never leave your cat outside whilst fireworks are going off
- Keep windows and curtains closed
- Turn on the TV or play music to help muffle the fireworks
- Let your cat hide somewhere it can feel safe
- Try to stay home with your cat, just knowing you are there can help them
Cats are creatures of habit so sticking to their routine is important to help keep them calm. Providing somewhere safe they can hide is also a wise choice. Most cats feel safe if they are somewhere high, this is why you will often find them on top of a wardrobe! They also love to hide in cardboard boxes, cupboards and even drawers. This is down to the fact they get comfort and security from confined spaces. A feral cat will do this to keep themselves safe from predators as no one can sneak up behind them or to the sides…. makes sense really?
If your cat is really stressed take them to the vets before bonfire night for your vet to offer advice. Also, check the RSPCA website for helpful tips about pets and fireworks.
Have a Look at our Range of Natural Solutions to Calm Your Cat
Beaphar Calming Spot On for cats naturally and effectively calms and reduces problem behaviour in cats of all breeds and ages.
- Contains Valerian extract, a herbal supplement noted for its calming properties. Due to its micro-encapsulated formulation, a single application will calm your cat for up to one week.
- Can help alleviate problems such as vertical scratching on furniture, urine/scent marking in the home, excessive meowing and boisterous behaviour.
- It will also help your cat feel less apprehensive during difficult times such as visits to the vet or cattery, fireworks, thunderstorms, travelling in the car, or moving house.
Phobias and nervous disorders can be really hard to deal with, both for pets and from their owners’ perspectives. Widely used as a treatment for noise phobias and fears associated with fireworks, thunder and gunfire, as well as for general excitability and hyperactivity. It calms and relaxes dogs or cats without causing drowsiness or sedation, enabling them to have improved concentration, making it ideal for use in showing, agility, or sporting activities. Popular for use in travel-related anxiety and also for territorial urine spraying in cats, this licensed product is also used under veterinary supervision to control epilepsy, often alongside conventional treatments.
Frightened, anxious, hyperactive and stressed animals can be calmed quickly using this easy to use liquid. Dropped into the mouth, given on food or even just a few drops sprinkled on a pet’s bedding can result in a more amenable pet, so visits to the vet, travelling or moving house instantly become less stressful situations. Cats particularly love the smell of Valerian Compound, so administration really couldn’t be simpler.
The concentrated herbal extracts used in this liquid ensure that within just 30 minutes a noticeable change in behaviour occurs without causing drowsiness and the effects are quite short-lived.
BeapharCatComfort Calming Diffuser is a simple and effective solution to reducing problem behaviour in cats, such as inappropriate scratching and urination, or general feelings of anxiety.
Beaphar CatComfort contains a copy of the naturally produced cat facial pheromone, which gives a continuous and reassuring message to let cats know that this a safe area for them to be in. The easy to use plugin diffuser can be placed in any area of the house, and is effective for up to 30 days with continual use before needing a refill.
Wishing your cat and calm and stress free time!