Choosing the right cat calming product for different stressful situations

Just like us, certain events or situations can cause stress and anxiety in cats. But unlike us, your cat can’t simply tell you what is making them feel this way. Instead, they display problem behaviour which can be signs of a stressed cat (and can also be distressing for owners too!). Such problem behaviour may include furniture scratching, urine spraying or constant meowing. Some causes of stress cannot be removed, such as a new pet or family member, or moving house. This means choosing the right calming product is essential to help keep a cat calm.

How to calm a cat with Beaphar CatComfort®?

Using pheromone technology, Beaphar CatComfort® is a simple and effective solution to reducing problem behaviour in cats and kittens of all ages. The pheromones used are instantly recognisable to cats, and are associated with feelings of reassurance. This means a pheromone calming product, such as Beaphar CatComfort®, is ideal for supporting your cat during stressful situations, and helping reduce problem behaviour and general feelings of anxiety.

But, which Beaphar CatComfort® product should I choose? A calming plug in for cats? A cat calming spray? Or something else?

The Beaphar CatComfort® Range

For general anxiety or stressful situations in the home

Cats may hide away from things that frighten them, like fireworks and thunderstorms

Sometimes our cats may experience stressful situations while at home, whether it’s a planned event like fireworks or a party, or something unexpected like a thunderstorm. The Beaphar CatComfort® Excellence Diffuser is a complete starter kit containing a cat pheromone diffuser plug-in and one refill. The easy-to-use cat diffuser plug in can be placed in any area of the home. It gives a continuous, reassuring message to your cat, providing you with a long-term solution to reducing your cat’s general feelings of anxiety. It also promotes harmony in a multi-cat household.

For best results, this cat calming diffuser should be used continuously. Do not switch off the cat calming plug in at night or when you leave the house. Don’t forget to stock up on the Beaphar CatComfort® Excellence 30-Day Refill as well, to ensure your cat feels at ease all year round.

For reducing conflict in multi-pet households, promoting harmonious living and encouraging bonding

Cats are naturally solitary animals and can find living in multi-pet homes difficult. The Beaphar CatComfort® Excellence Diffuser & 30-Day Refill, and Calming Spot-On contains a copy of the cat Maternal Appeasing Pheromone, which is a crucial part of the bonding process between mother and kitten. This makes it particularly helpful for promoting harmonious living in multi-cat or multi-pet households, and encourage bonding with other pets, and between cat and owner.

For stress-free travelling, vet visits and cattery stays

Many cats experience travel anxiety, but you can make trips in the car less stressful for your cat. The Beaphar CatComfort® Calming Spray is a pocket-sized cat pheromone calming spray which is simple to use, and effective for up to five hours. Use the cat calming spray in empty cat carriers and on blankets 15 minutes before you begin travelling. This will help create an environment that is calm for cats during the journey. Do not use the calming cat spray on your cat or while your cat is inside the cat carrier.

The Beaphar CatComfort® Calming Spot-On creates a calming effect that travels with your cat for up to one week. This makes it ideal for reassuring them during stressful situations they may experience away from home, such as vet visits or cattery stays.

For furniture scratching, home-based problem behaviour and moving house

For some stressful situations using multiple Beaphar CatComfort® calming products can be helpful.

When moving house, use Beaphar CatComfort® before introducing your cat to their new home. Before the move, spray the inside of your cat’s carrier with the Beaphar CatComfort® Calming Spray and apply the Beaphar CatComfort® Calming Spot-On to your cat. This ensures your cat has constant reassurance, before the move, during the journey and for several days after they arrive. Once in the new house, choose which room you’d like your cat to spend their time in, and plug in the Beaphar CatComfort® Calming Diffuser. The diffuser can take up to a week to be fully effective (depending on the size of the room).

You can also use the calming spray on your cat’s bed to help them feel settled, and leave some toys in the room to keep them occupied while you move your belongings. The calming spot-on is effective for up to one week and starts working around 15 minutes after application. So, this can be applied the day before the move to reassure your cat throughout the moving process, and as they begin to explore your new home.

Signs a cat is stressed

Some signs include scratching furniture, excessive meowing or barking, hiding or withdrawing, changes in eating, grooming and activity levels, or urine spraying.