Katy Perry has been worried about the behaviour of her cats – Kitty Purry and Krusty The Cat. They have not been behaving as usual, running away and coming for cuddles. To rectify the problem Katy has hired a ‘cat whisperer’.
With all due respect to ‘cat whisperers’ (whatever that means), I would suggest Katy is wasting her money – not that she has any shortage of it.
All cats hate change. As fas as a cat is concerned, the less things change the better. Change means stress, and stress results in changes of behaviour.
Now, let’s list stressful factors in Katy’s cats’ lives: the split with the long time boyfriend Russell Brand, house renovations, constant travel. These things spell one thing for cats – stress!
So how do you manage stress in cats:
- Provide safe places. These should be quite, secluded places where a cat will not be disturbed. An upside down cardboard box works well. If the cat travels, the safe place travels with them.
- Make time for the cat. Even if you are busy. Make sure the time you make for the cat is predictable and consistent. Even a few minutes at a time make a big difference.
- Try Clomicalm. Clomicalm is a synthetic cat feromone. It assists in calming a cat down. It’s not a solution to your cat-stress problems but it helps.
I suggest these simple steps could really help Katy’s cat. or your own cat if stress is a factor. And don’t waste the money on ‘cat whisperers’.