There are moments in our lives when we are feeling stressed. It was scientifically proved that cats help us in reducing the stress. But did you know that your stress doesn’t just make you sick, it can also make your cat sick?
Cats are sensitive creatures. Cats and their humans often mirror each others’ physical and emotional states. This happens because of the deep bond cats share with their humans. So if you are feeling stressed your cat will be stressed also.
Dr. Fern Crist, a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners concluded: ““Our stress can induce undesirable behaviors in our cats, such as inappropriate urination.” “More importantly, our stress can also influence the development of actual physical illness in our cats as well as in ourselves. As responsible owners, we sometimes need to take a good look at ourselves when we ask why our pets are having problems. Stress relief for pet owners won’t solve every pet health problem, but can go a long way toward alleviating many of them.”
We need to keep our cats environment as calm and consistent as possible by managing our own stress around our cats.