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When your Stress begins to affect your Cat!

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Tom681, May 26, 2018.


  1. Tom681

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    Yes it has been known for a long while by experts that cats pick up stress from their owners, if the owner is anxious, distressed or unwell.

    It's also the case that living with cats can reduce levels of chronic anxiety in humans. A healthy, well adjusted cat is a calm, affectionate, contented creature, whom a human finds it soothing to stroke. But also in the close bond between cat and human owner there exists a system of supportive feedback e.g if I am upset or anxious my cat senses it, gets anxious himself and tries to comfort me. In turn I comfort my cat for me having made him anxious, and in so doing my anxiety levels reduce. etc etc :)
     
  3. Tom681

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    That's the beauty of having a Cat.

    They are such amazing creatures. I feel like I learn something new everyday :)

    Who needs friends when you have your Cat Lol
     
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    You are right - cats are amazing creatures! :)
     
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    Of course it works the other way too. If my cat is anxious, stressed or ill that makes me stressed too. I have to work hard at keeping it under control so as not to stress him further.

    Cats can sometimes self soothe by purring when stressed or in pain. I wish we could too.
     
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