Keep your cat in after dark and provide them with a litter tray if they’re used to outdoor access. Make sure you securely fasten all doors and windows and keep the curtains drawn to reduce outside noise. Playing soothing music may also help.
You can create a reassuring environment by using a Feliway® plug-in diffuser, which is an artificial pheromone product that mimics the scent from a cat’s facial glands, helping cats to feel more secure. Also provide a safe, comfy place in familiar territory for your cat to hide – a hiding place can be something as simple as a cardboard box on its side, an igloo style cat bed, a space under the bed, or in a wardrobe with the door left ajar.
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Find out more about caring for your cat by reading our Essential Guides series of leaflets.