How to Make a Chill Area For Your Cat To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

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How to Make a Chill Area For Your Cat To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

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This post was updated on February 17, 2021

You know how stressful the holidays can be prior to enjoying all the festivities. For people who celebrate Easter and/or Passover, company might be coming to visit! Especially during a pandemic, visiting with loved ones can be the highlight of the holiday season. Unless you have a really outgoing cat, it can be an overwhelming stress inducer for your pet. This post is all about how to reduce cat anxiety for the next holiday.

This year, consider pre-planning for your favorite feline with these helpful ideas. This article is all about kitty cat safe space areas to reduce cat anxiety and stress.

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Pet Enclosure

One of the best ways to ensure your cat can find some relief when company comes during the holiday is to make a designated area that she can call her own; free from people and children traffic. A portable catio is an ideal getaway for your kitty cat to relax and reduce her stress.

Inside your cat’s Kritter Kondo be sure to put toys, a bed and even some water or snacks.

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The more you spruce it up, the more it will feel like home to your cat and make him less anxious. Ideally you want to let your cat know in advance this is her special place, so introduce her to it all set-up and assembled at least a few days before your guests arrive. To make it super cozy and comfy, include one of your shirts or blankets that has your smell on it so she knows she is still in her big home too.

If your cat will be in her Kondo for an extended time, you can even include a litter box so she doesn’t have to go anywhere at all! Having her litter box close by will definitely help reduce her cat anxiety.

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Make sure the Kritter Kondo is in a separate room from the main gatherings and out of the line of traffic. This will help your cat cope with any anxiety she has and should reduce her stress.

Another great pet lounging area is the Pet Lodge by Kritter Kommunity.

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Not only is the Pet Lodge a perfect safe haven, it is so easy to set up and take down, you can bring it when you are traveling with your pet to other homes for the holidays too. The Pet Lodge has a roll up door so your cat is free to come and go as he chooses. The spacious enclosure has plenty of room for toys, food, water and even a small litter box.

One of our favorite litter boxes to use for travel, cat enclosures and fostering is a collapsible and portable one that is easy to assemble. They sell them on Amazon and you can click the images below to get one!

Catatize™ Your Closet 

If you have limited space and a portable catio is not an option, convert your closet into a cat sanctuary.

Anytime you take any ordinary item or object and endow it to a feline friendly environment you have catatized™ it!

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Modern Furniture For Cats

Closets are a cat’s best friend when they want alone time, and making it especially kitty cat friendly will let your fur baby know how much you care. Remove all items from a closet shelf and line it with your kitty cat’s favorite blanket. Make it nice and cozy and warm by including a pet bed. The stress of all your company might make her want a nap, and a cat nest can be a great way to feel safe and secure while dozing off into la la land.

Put your cat’s favorite snacks into a small cup she can scoop from easily. Add a bowl of water and a few toys, and she will know she has found an exclusive area just for her. This will help reduce the cat anxiety she might be feeling.

Pre-Visitor Attention Cat Time

Another way to reduce stress and anxiety in your cat is to give her lots of love and attention before your guests arrive. Even 5-10 minutes of playtime the day of your holiday event will take the edge of your cat and even release some energy that can help her sleep right through all the festivities.

Most kitties loved to be groomed, so after playtime, a nice long brushing will really make her purr. If playtime is not an option or if she is a senior and not interested in playing as much as a younger cat, the grooming is especially important. It is a great way to show her how much you care and adore her.

A little preparation and thoughtfulness about your pet’s well being around the holidays can pay off substantially. Not only will your cat be happier, your home will have a less stressed vibe and you will know you have done your part to make your guests and all your family members comfortable and loved. What better holiday gift than that!

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