a group of dogs sitting next to each other.
30% Off
New Dog
Boarding Clients!
Valid 01/01/24 thru 02/28/24

Tips for Calming Your Crazy Cat

Many cat owners will tell you that cats are naturally a creature of comfort and habit.  However, they can also have sensory overload and become scared or stressed. Here are a few tips if you need help to calm your feline friend.

Approach

Many of us want to pet, hold and cuddle a cat when we see them, however, walking right up to a cat and picking it up isn’t always a good option.  If you want to pick up your or someone’s cat it’s best to approach them slowly and with a calm voice. Or often, it’s better to let your or someone’s cat approach you.  This will give your cat empowerment, allowing them to interact with you on their own terms.

Anxiety

If you find that your cat is stressed out over certain situations, like a vacuum or guests in your home, and shows signs of anxiety, be sure they have a quiet and cozy place they can go to.  This will provide a non-threatening environment that will allow the cat’s anxiety to lower. Giving your cat down-time to calm down will help them deal with their anxiety.

Essential Oils

There are different oils you can also use to help calm down a crazy cat.  The first thing to know is that you should never put any oils directly on your cat’s skin.  Ideally, you can use them in their bathwater, a spritzer, or in an oil burner. You can also just put a drop on a paper towel and have it in the room.  Be sure to keep the oils out of reach, as in high doses they can be dangerous to your cat. One of the most calming essential oils is lavender, which people also find calming.  Other oils are honeysuckle and chamomile that also have a soothing effect.  

Routine

Much like kids, cats will adapt better if there are daily routines.  Having them fed, played with, and consistent downtime will aid them in feeling calm.  The predictability helps lower their stress levels.

Play Time

Having toys that your cat can play with are great.  But also be sure that the toys you have are not just one-sided.  Have some toys that you are interacting with your cat and play with them a couple of times each day.  If your cat seems to be “climbing up the walls”, it’s probably a good time to interact with them and play.   Once they get their energy out, you will likely find they are ready to cozy up and take a nap.

The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not constitute veterinary advice. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information presented, it should not be considered as a substitute for professional veterinary guidance. Always consult a qualified veterinarian for specific advice tailored to your pet’s individual needs and health condition.

a group of dogs sitting next to each other.

20% Off
for New
Boarding Clients!
*not applicable during major holidays

a blue rectangle with a blue background.

Petcare articles

view all articles
dog yoga with owner
February 2, 2024

Indoor Exercises for Dogs When the Weather is Bad

Guide on Indoor Exercises No matter how bad the weather gets, your beloved pet still needs their daily dose of play and exercise. It is our belief at Fon Jon Pet Care that your dog needs regular indoor exercise and…

A dog standing on a doormat with the word home.
February 2, 2024

Tips on How to Help with Separation Anxiety in Puppies

Puppy separation anxiety is a typical problem that many pet owners encounter. When a puppy is afraid of being alone, it may exhibit this behavioral problem. If you care about your pet’s health, you must learn about this issue and…

dalmation dog with happy new year headband
January 4, 2024

Dog Owner New Year Resolutions 2024: How to Make Your Dog Happy

With the arrival of the new year comes an ideal opportunity for dog owners to make resolutions that prioritize the happiness and health of their beloved pets. Both you and your dog will benefit from an uptick in the quality…

sick dog with ice pack on top of his head
January 4, 2024

Sick Dog Symptoms: Learn What to Watch For

If you are a dedicated dog owner, you have a responsibility to keep an eye on your pet’s vital signs. Being able to identify the signs of a sick dog goes beyond simply treating them when they’re sick; it also…

happy dog with santa hat carried by female owner
December 1, 2023

A Guide to Soothing Your High Anxiety Dog During Holiday Gatherings

Everyone looks forward to the Christmas season because it is a time to rejoice, celebrate, and spend time with those they care about. On the other hand, the holidays can cause stress and anxiety for our canine companions. Many animals,…

A woman is holding a vase of red poinsettias in front of a christmas tree.
December 1, 2023

Deck the Halls with Caution: Toxic Holiday Plants for Your Pets

Many people bring seasonal plants into their homes as the holiday season rolls around to help get everyone in the spirit. Unfortunately, not all festive plants are harmless to our pets, and it’s not always easy to tell which ones…

A person filling out a pet insurance form.
November 1, 2023

What to Know Before Getting Pet Insurance for Your Dog

Dog owners can rest easy knowing that any medical emergencies or accidents that may occur during their pet’s lifespan are covered by pet insurance. The pet insurance industry, like the human insurance market, is flooded with options, making it difficult…

dog Groomer trimming hair of a small dog
November 1, 2023

Tips for Selecting a Dog Groomer

The health of your dog depends on more than simply good food and veterinary checkups. Trimming the fur, clipping the nails, and cleaning the ears are all part of grooming your dog. Professional dog groomers provide a variety of services…

A dog is standing next to two bowls of food.
October 6, 2023

Dog Daycare Tips for Happy Paws and Wagging Tails: Bark-smart Fun

Planning ahead for your dog’s creche experience at Fon Jon Pet Care might make it more enjoyable for you and your pet. We’re different from other daycares because of our indoor/outdoor kennel setup, emphasis on safety, and focus on individual…

A woman sitting on a couch with her dog.
October 6, 2023

Post-Daycare Routines: Winding Down Your Dog After a Day of Play 

Advice on how to wind down your dog after a day of play, from calm activities to feeding schedules. If you’ve brought your pet to Fon Jon Pet Care’s creche, he or she may be tired after a day of…

A group of dogs and cats on a pink background.
August 31, 2023

The Benefits of Pet Socialization: A Guide to Safe and Effective Practices

Introduction Pet Socialization is an often overlooked yet essential part of pet ownership. No matter what age you got your pet, it’s important to teach them to learn to get along with other animals and people. Let’s explore the value…

A boston terrier dog yawning.
August 31, 2023

Understanding Pet Body Language: A Guide to Reading Your Canine Friend

Introduction Every day, without saying a word, our pets tell us what they’re thinking and feeling through their body language. Animals, like people, have their own distinct ways of communicating feelings, wants, and even danger. Understanding these nonverbal signs is…

Have a
question?

Get a response within 24 hours

Valid 01/01/24 thru 02/28/24

Don’t Miss Out on our New Specials!

30% OFF

new dog boarding clients

A small brown and white dog sitting on a white background.

50% OFF

new cat boarding clients

A tabby cat waving its paw in the air.

20% OFF

new dog daycare on first package purchased

Two dogs sitting next to each other on a white background.

50% Off For New Cat Boarding Clients!

Request Your Boarding Dates

30% Off For New Dog Boarding Clients!

Request Your Boarding Dates