Anxiety has a mean habit of creeping up on humans at the worst times. Sometimes, it feels like it doesn’t leave at all! But did you know that we aren’t the only ones able to have it? Cats can develop and feel anxiety, too. The Hungry Puppy understands how scary the experience can be for both you and your pet, which is why with brands like HomeoPet, Virbac, Comfort Zone, ThunderWorks, Dr. Harvey’s, Espree, and more, we carry products to help with cat anxiety relief.
The first step in being able to help your feline is by first identifying its symptoms. Symptoms can be anything from hiding, aggression, excessive meowing or grooming, refusing to use the litter box, to shaking, clinginess, pacing, lethargy, or a change in eating habits. These anxious symptoms can be caused by a number of things. Triggers include illnesses or painful conditions, trauma, deprivation from social interaction and then suddenly becoming exposed to it, sudden changes, separation anxiety, etc. It’s important that your pet meets with its veterinarian so they can decide what treatment is suited for your individual kitty. Should it be a fear, phobia, or anxiety, prescribed medication may be the solution.
But The Hungry Puppy can help lighten the load and help through the process with our anxiety relief products, as well! HomeoPet offers an oral liquid medication that can be dropped directly into your kitten’s mouth, food, or water. Whether it be general anxiety or travel anxiety, it should calm your kitty. Virbac Anixitane is another oral supplement. It’s a chewable tablet that contains L-Theanine, an amino acid found in green tea leaves that helps your pet to relax. If oral additives aren’t your pet’s preference, try appealing to another one of your cat’s senses instead. Comfort Zone’s and ThunderWorks’ sprays, essence diffusers, and essential oils naturally calm your pet by mimicking your feline’s pheromones, creating a familiar scent and environment. Or try another one of ThunderWorks’ products - the ThunderShirt! The ThunderShirt is a calming wrap that gently applies pressure to your pet’s body, proving to be 80% effective in providing relief during anxiety inducing situations, such as fireworks, vet visits, travel, etc. Plus, they come in a range of sizes and cute, trendy designs!
Whatever method works to fight your furry friend’s anxiety, The Hungry Puppy provides it! We want to do all we can to help you and your kitty live a stress free, calm, happy life!