Cats are intelligent, cute and adorably playful and it’s no wonder they are one of the most popular pets in the United States – about 88 million kitties are currently Americans’ pets, compared to 74 million dogs. But just like humans and other creatures, cats can become stressed or scared sometimes by a lot of factors, such as vet trips, guests, new pets, or other things that can shake their peace.
So, in this case, you have to pay attention to their behavior and notice the strange signs that may indicate that your cat is stressed and try to solve the problem. “As prey animals, cats are masters of disguise,” said Dilara Goksel Parry, a certified cat behavior consultant with the San Francisco-based company Feline Minds. “People need to be able to take in all the information the cat is giving them with their expressions and body language — the tension in the body, the size of the pupils, the movement and direction of the ears, vocalizations, and so on.”
Once you find out that your cat is stressed and anxious, you have to calm them down, because otherwise, stress could lead to other serious problems that could adversely affect their health. So, here are some helpful tips on how to calm your cats and make them happy again!