Over the past few months, we have seen an increase in “blocked cats”, where the cats are unable to pass urine. This can be very serious and requires urgent veterinary attention. Cats who have urethral obstructions need to have a procedure to open the bladder to help flush the waste from the body. Stressed/anxious cats and cats who have had their lifestyle change can potentially prone to this.
Major life changes such as people being home due to COVID-19 isolation, moving homes, disrupted routines, removing/adding people from the home and noisy events such as renovations can all lead to stress in cats.
Stress in the home has been shown to negatively impact bladder health. Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ c/d Multicare Stress Feline has been specially formulated to support your cat’s urinary health and also contains ingredients to help manage stress. In fact, c/d Multicare is clinically tested nutrition to lower the recurrence of most common urinary issues.
Here are 10 tips to relieve your cat’s stress!
- Satisfy their urge to scratch – This releases pheromones and makes them feel happy
- Spacious, sparkling clean litter – Because cats have high standards
- Create a playground – Keep them active and entertained
- Give them a window seat – Let them watch the world outside
- Rewards for good behavior – Cats love appreciation
- Help them reach new heights – Cats love to climb up high and look down from above
- Mind your place settings – Keep food and litter trays in separate areas
- Become a personal trainer – Lean cats are at a lower risk of stress
- A place away from it all – Just like us, sometimes cats like to get away from it all
- To each their own – Provide enough food, water and litter trays for each cat. As a general rule the ideal number of litter trays = number of cats + 1
If you are concerned about your cat’s urinary health, contact us to make a booking.