I’m sure you have heard about “calming your kitten” or kittens at night, but what does that really mean? Are there any secrets to this? How do you know if your cat is actually stressed out and needs calming down or just wants attention? I will try my best to answer these questions for you.
First of all, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of cats getting anxious, is scratching. If your cat starts scratching excessively after a stressful event (or even something as simple as being left alone), then it would be wise to check with your veterinarian. Cats can get separation anxiety which can cause them stress and subsequently create excessive scratching behavior. It could also mean they need help adjusting because home may not be their world anymore (which happens quite often). Having said that, here are some things that will help calm your kitty down:
1) Bath yourself – This might seem like an odd suggestion at first; however, baths do calm cats down! The act of washing themselves helps them feel more relaxed by removing any dirt or dust on their skin. When I take my kitties for a bath in the morning before work each day (my human life takes over around 8am), I always make sure they are somewhere where they won’t scratch floors while we bathe them/diapered them up afterwards so they don’t leave marks from claws during the process! This way no one sees scratches