Last Updated: 2 years by Caitlin
Cats seem to be living a stress-free life. They sleep, eat, play and lounge around in the sun. The truth is that cats can be put under a lot of stress by simple things. A new house, a new addition to the family, fireworks, a visit to the vet or building happening down the street.
Cats are sensitive, and while some may be skittish by nature, others may need a little help calming down in certain situations.
There are a few ways you can keep your cat calm. Some people turn to natural remedies while other trust vet given tranquilizers. Treats are a great middle ground.
Giving your cat a treat will also ensure that they gobble it up without knowing the calming benefits. You should use them sparingly and you should not try and change your cat’s nature by giving them too many. That being said, these treats can be used before any stressful situation.
You simply crush them up and add them to wet food or tempt them with one of the chicken flavored calming treats. Just like we turn to stiff drinks, breathing exercises and yoga, now you can give your cat a little something to take the edge off.
Made with an amino acid called L-theanine these treats are packed with a formula that aids in anxiety. It causes relaxation by increasing the production of dopamine ( a natural happy? hormone) in cats.
The treats come in fun shapes and can be easily ground into wet food. Pet Naturals uses all natural ingredients and is trusted by cat owners with jumpy pets. You can purchase on Amazon by clicking here.
Encourage all around nervous system health with these treats. Created to promote melatonin (another relaxation aiding hormone) these soft treats will do well in quelling nerves. There is a hint of ginger added to these treats, offering a natural kick.
Overall, these treats are a great natural way of promoting a healthy and calm state of mind. You can purchase on Amazon by clicking here.
If you are looking for an all natural? calming treat – this for you. Think chamomile, green tea and Rhodiola. It is well liked by cats and is used as a night treat to aid in sleep as well as other physically stressful experiences. Can be used for small dogs and cats. You can purchase on Amazon by clicking here.
This treat uses extracts from passion flowers hops flower as well as added vitamins and minerals that aid in overall relaxation. The treats are beef flavored and can be used to promote daily calm. Works great if you crush it up and add it to a meal. Overall, these are well reviewed by humans and very well liked by cats. You can purchase on Amazon by clicking here.
So, if you are looking for a way to make stressful situations a little easier on your cats, then treats are the way to go.
Most of these are made with natural ingredients and with a few added amino acids you have a calming cocktail. You must not think that these treats are medication, but they are rather to be used in situations of stress.
Different cats will react differently, so if you cat does not go all Zen after given the one treat do not force it. No one should force you to do yoga, and you should not force calming treats on your cat.
Last tip: Want more cat snacks and food that provide benefits for your kitty? The pet guys at wereallaboutpets.com have some great resources on cat food for smelly poop, the best diet for weight loss, plus what to eat for certain cat health conditions.