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Cat Stress

12th October 2023

Most cats prefer their own company and bringing a new cat into the household can cause stress.

If you are thinking of getting another cat/kitten, here are some of the signs you need to watch out for and what you can do to reduce them:

  • Reluctance to move
  • Spraying urine indoors or outside the litter tray
  • Changes in behaviour including aggression
  • Hissing, growling and miaowing more than usual
  • Overgrooming
  • Hiding
  • Changes in the amount of time spent inside or outside the home

Some cats can get a bladder infection called Feline Cystitis. This may cause blood to appear in the urine and can be painful.

Ways to reduce stress

Each cat should have their own feeding and water bowl. This should also have their own cat bed, hiding place and litter tray.

These should be spaced out around the home so your cats can choose to avoid each other.

Cats aren’t good at sharing! Give them plenty of food and water so coming into contact with each other doesn’t cause undue stress.

Where possible, provide spares of everything i.e., if you have 2 cats, provide 3 litter trays, food and water bowls.

There are also products you can use to try reduce stress such as Feliway Friends. To learn more about Feliway Friends click here.