“Through a Cat’s Ear” is another option to try. This is a special music CD designed to create a feeling of calm. It’s available online.
If Medication is Needed
There are some cases where anti-anxiety medication may also be needed in conjunction with behavior modification. Your veterinarian or a veterinary behaviorist will advise the client based on the specifics of the cat’s case. If medication is prescribed, it MUST be used alongside appropriate behavior modification and is not to be viewed as a substitute for doing the behavior work needed to relieve the cat’s anxiety.
Need More Information?
If you’ve noticed a change in your cat’s behavior or you think he may be experiencing separation anxiety, contact your veterinarian so a thorough examination can be done. If your veterinarian does diagnose separation anxiety, you may be referred to a certified behavior professional.
For more information on easing a cat’s anxiety, refer to any of the books by best-selling author, Pam Johnson-Bennett, including her brand new release, CatWise. Pam’s books are available at bookstores everywhere, through your favorite online book retail site and also right here on our website.
Note: This article is not intended as a medical diagnosis. Changes in behavior can have underlying medical causes. Contact your veterinarian.
Please note that Pam is unable to answer questions posted in the comment section. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior, you can find information in the articles on our website as well as in Pam’s books. If you have a question regarding your cat’s health, please contact your veterinarian. This article is not intended as a replacement for your cat’s veterinary care.