How to Handle a Nervous Cat

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2023-09-08 17:19


Some cats are more anxious than others. It doesn't matter how nice you are, whether you shower him or her with affection, or offer new toys to play with, they still need to fly when there's a terrible noise. It will take time to help your cat overcome his or her phobia, but it's worth it.

There can be many, reasons why your cat is nervous, but the most common reasons are:

 Previous Scary experiences - Your cat's survival mechanism usually kicks in after scary occasions, telling him or her to always expect another occurrence.
 Genetics - Some cats are more nervous than others, due to their genetic makeup.
 Kitten's lack of confidence - Your cat's adolescence is the most critical time for them to grow in confidence. If a kitten (by the time they are 8 weeks old) is introduced to people with general noise, they are more likely to grow into a confident cat.
Fear of noise

If your cat is watery when there is a lot of noise, such as house guests chattering at a dinner party, there is a simple tip that can help your cat overcome his or her shyness.

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Introduce your cat to the pen being placed in a room in the corner (preferably not in the kitchen as there are plenty of hiding places). Cover with a blanket in order to cover all sides except the front box. It is best to introduce the pen to your cat during a quiet period so he or she can get used to it. Having a toy or some treats can also help encourage your cat to enter the pen and feel safe. Once your cat is used to the new environment, sit in the neighborhood of the pen and talk, then ask others to come and talk in the neighborhood so your cat gradually uses the new noises. After a while, and it is hard to say how long after each cat is different, your cat will be happy to be in the same room as the others without resorting to hiding in the pen. This tactic can also be used if you introduce a nervous cat into your home.

Going to the vet

It can be quite difficult to encourage a cat in the traveling box to take them to the vet, especially if they are nervous. We would recommend that you leave the cat carrier about a week before the open visit to the vet. Leave the carrier's door open and put some toys or snacks inside so they encourage exploration. Look at the net on both sides of the carrier so your cat can see what is going on around them. This will make them feel more at ease than staying in the dark, and it will also prevent motion sickness.

Toys

Cats, whether they are confident or nervous, love to play. Playing with a toy, such as a bird on a wire, will help their natural mature hunting instincts as well as helping them develop confidence. However, try not to push them too hard and if your cat doesn't want to play, leave your cat with his or her own equipment, something new can be very intimidating to a timid cat.

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