{"id":1998811496494,"title":"Happy Cat","handle":"happy-cat","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eModern living can be stressful for cats and make it difficult for them to experience their natural well-being. Happy Cat Stressfree helps make it easy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eContains Valerian, a calming herb recognised for her relaxing effects on the nervous system, and her attractiveness to cats.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProvides herbal support to help ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and naturally enrich a cat’s environment.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse to help cats cope with stress, ease stress-related behaviours \u0026amp; illness, or simply to add an extra bit of happiness to their day.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCreated by a veterinarian, an animal behavioural scientist, and Mother Nature. Intended as part of an integrated approach to feline well-being.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eMore Info\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhen to use:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCats are happy by nature but, just like us, they can get stressed. The good news is cats are perfectly designed to deal with short-term stress. So when your cat finds himself having to escape from the neighbour’s dog, he is perfectly adapted.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHowever, in the modern world, a cat’s stress response can find itself ‘turned on’ frequently, or for long periods. Recurrent or ongoing stress affects the balanced functioning of the mind and body, and can manifest in anxiety, tension and stress-related behaviours or illness.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCats are individuals, and can get stressed for different reasons, and manifest their stress in different ways. Here is a list of stressors that many cats find challenging, and some common ways cats express their stressed state.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCommon feline stressors:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003emoving house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003etravel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eno or limited outside access\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003evet visit\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ecattery stays\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eloud noises\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ecage rest\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003elong-term illness\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eother neighbourhood cats\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003enew family members\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ehome renovations\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eunfriendly relationships\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ehospitalisation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ecat shows\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003elack of exercise and play\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003elack of companionship\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCommon ways cats manifest stress:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eanxiety, nervousness, timidity\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003etension, irritability, aggression\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003einappropriate elimination (spraying and marking)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ecompulsive behaviours (stereotypes) – e.g. over-grooming, tail chasing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003enervous digestion (indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome) – e.g. poor appetite, loose stools, gas\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ebladder inflammation (cystitis) skin complaints – e.g. allergies\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eslow healing\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWords of Wisdom:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eIf you are concerned about your cat’s well-being, or are unsure as to the cause of certain symptoms or behaviours, then consult your family vet. Cats that are stressed always have a good reason. The help of an animal behaviourist, or your family veterinary team, will be very helpful in identifying potential stressors and suggesting changes and additional support.\u003cspan\u003e For best results, combine with other strategies that help cats meet their needs, feel calm and relaxed, and experience their natural well-being. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow it works:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHere is Taz being given a pinch of Happy Cat Stressfree and enjoying what we call the Happy Cat Response. You will see from the video there are two aspects to a cat’s response to Happy Cat Stressfree - attraction and relaxation.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAttraction:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree contains a natural feline attractant that cats like. Most cats (around 70% it seems) are naturally attracted to Happy Cat Stressfree. Cats typically show a series of behaviours including sniffing, licking, nibbling and then rubbing, rolling. This initial, attractive phase may last a few minutes and then cats settle down for the next phase. This attractive quality of Happy Cat Stressfree makes it easy to use and useful to enrich a cats environment, facilitate play and support new learning.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRelaxation:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eBy smelling and eating the Happy Cat Stressfree, cats also get to experience the relaxation aspect. Happy Cat Stressfree helps cats to relax, mind and body, supporting the action of GABA, a chemical in the brain (neurotransmitter) responsible for relaxing the nervous system. This relaxing quality means Happy Cat Stressfree can play a useful role in helping to ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and relieve a variety of stress-related disorders commonly seen in cats.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNote:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eKittens under 3 – 6 months old may not respond to Happy Cat Stressfree as their nervous system is yet to fully mature. We are, however, aware of exceptions.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHow to use:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHelping to support a cat’s natural ability to be relaxed and happy is a rewarding process. Use Happy Cat Stressfree as an aid in that process.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThere are two simple ways to use Happy Cat Stressfree:\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003esprinkle on ground – for those cats that like Happy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003emix with food – for those cats that do not find Happy Cat Stressfree naturally attractive\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor unhappy cats use 1 pinch up to 3 times a day if necessary. For happy cats use 1 pinch a day as needed to enrich their environment and promote well-being.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSprinkle on the ground -\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eFind in a quiet, warm place that your cat likes, or where he\/she feels safe and secure. Sprinkle a pinch of \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003e on the ground or blanket. Find yourself a seat and just observe what happens. Cats that like \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003e may sniff, lick, nibble, rub and roll for a few minutes and then go on to feel more calm and relaxed. We call this the Happy Cat Response.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMix with food -\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eCats that are not naturally attracted to \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003e can still benefit from its relaxing effects by adding a pinch to their food up to 3 times a day. Adding \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003e to the food is also useful for cats that do like it but where it is important to ensure maximum benefit from the relaxation effect. Most cats will happily take \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003ee if added to their favourite wet foods or treat. If necessary, start by adding just a small pinch. Sensitive cats may require very little for effect.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSafety:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree contains Valerian, which is generally considered a safe herb for cats. However, if your cat is pregnant, lactating, on medication or undergoing surgery, consult your veterinarian before using Happy Cat Stressfree.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eValerian may interact with drugs with similar mechanisms of action, and caution is advised when using Happy Cat Stressfree with these drugs (i.e. sedatives, anaesthetics).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eVideos\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstyle\u003e\u003c!--\n.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"embed-container\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/c1f-mqXSNU8\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eReviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e","published_at":"2019-09-06T08:55:36+02:00","created_at":"2019-09-06T08:55:36+02:00","vendor":"Happiness Is","type":"Cats","tags":[],"price":1500,"price_min":1500,"price_max":15500,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":17531405860910,"title":"2g Sachet","option1":"2g Sachet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"MCP-H02-0006","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Happy Cat - 2g Sachet","public_title":"2g Sachet","options":["2g Sachet"],"price":1500,"weight":10,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null},{"id":17531405795374,"title":"70g Box","option1":"70g Box","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"MCP-H02-0001","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Happy Cat - 70g Box","public_title":"70g Box","options":["70g Box"],"price":15500,"weight":200,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0028\/0212\/2798\/products\/happy_cat_050f34ec-1085-42be-af07-5263f6767f06.jpg?v=1578477101"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0028\/0212\/2798\/products\/happy_cat_050f34ec-1085-42be-af07-5263f6767f06.jpg?v=1578477101","options":["Product Variant"],"media":[{"alt":"Happy Cat with Catnip \u0026 Valerian Root","id":5937781702702,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":594,"width":594,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0028\/0212\/2798\/products\/happy_cat_050f34ec-1085-42be-af07-5263f6767f06.jpg?v=1578477074"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":594,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0028\/0212\/2798\/products\/happy_cat_050f34ec-1085-42be-af07-5263f6767f06.jpg?v=1578477074","width":594}],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eModern living can be stressful for cats and make it difficult for them to experience their natural well-being. Happy Cat Stressfree helps make it easy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eContains Valerian, a calming herb recognised for her relaxing effects on the nervous system, and her attractiveness to cats.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProvides herbal support to help ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and naturally enrich a cat’s environment.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse to help cats cope with stress, ease stress-related behaviours \u0026amp; illness, or simply to add an extra bit of happiness to their day.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCreated by a veterinarian, an animal behavioural scientist, and Mother Nature. Intended as part of an integrated approach to feline well-being.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eMore Info\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhen to use:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCats are happy by nature but, just like us, they can get stressed. The good news is cats are perfectly designed to deal with short-term stress. So when your cat finds himself having to escape from the neighbour’s dog, he is perfectly adapted.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHowever, in the modern world, a cat’s stress response can find itself ‘turned on’ frequently, or for long periods. Recurrent or ongoing stress affects the balanced functioning of the mind and body, and can manifest in anxiety, tension and stress-related behaviours or illness.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCats are individuals, and can get stressed for different reasons, and manifest their stress in different ways. Here is a list of stressors that many cats find challenging, and some common ways cats express their stressed state.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCommon feline stressors:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003emoving house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003etravel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eno or limited outside access\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003evet visit\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ecattery stays\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eloud noises\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ecage rest\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003elong-term illness\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eother neighbourhood cats\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003enew family members\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ehome renovations\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eunfriendly relationships\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ehospitalisation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ecat shows\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003elack of exercise and play\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003elack of companionship\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCommon ways cats manifest stress:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eanxiety, nervousness, timidity\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003etension, irritability, aggression\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003einappropriate elimination (spraying and marking)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ecompulsive behaviours (stereotypes) – e.g. over-grooming, tail chasing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003enervous digestion (indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome) – e.g. poor appetite, loose stools, gas\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ebladder inflammation (cystitis) skin complaints – e.g. allergies\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eslow healing\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWords of Wisdom:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eIf you are concerned about your cat’s well-being, or are unsure as to the cause of certain symptoms or behaviours, then consult your family vet. Cats that are stressed always have a good reason. The help of an animal behaviourist, or your family veterinary team, will be very helpful in identifying potential stressors and suggesting changes and additional support.\u003cspan\u003e For best results, combine with other strategies that help cats meet their needs, feel calm and relaxed, and experience their natural well-being. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow it works:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHere is Taz being given a pinch of Happy Cat Stressfree and enjoying what we call the Happy Cat Response. You will see from the video there are two aspects to a cat’s response to Happy Cat Stressfree - attraction and relaxation.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAttraction:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree contains a natural feline attractant that cats like. Most cats (around 70% it seems) are naturally attracted to Happy Cat Stressfree. Cats typically show a series of behaviours including sniffing, licking, nibbling and then rubbing, rolling. This initial, attractive phase may last a few minutes and then cats settle down for the next phase. This attractive quality of Happy Cat Stressfree makes it easy to use and useful to enrich a cats environment, facilitate play and support new learning.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRelaxation:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eBy smelling and eating the Happy Cat Stressfree, cats also get to experience the relaxation aspect. Happy Cat Stressfree helps cats to relax, mind and body, supporting the action of GABA, a chemical in the brain (neurotransmitter) responsible for relaxing the nervous system. This relaxing quality means Happy Cat Stressfree can play a useful role in helping to ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and relieve a variety of stress-related disorders commonly seen in cats.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNote:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eKittens under 3 – 6 months old may not respond to Happy Cat Stressfree as their nervous system is yet to fully mature. We are, however, aware of exceptions.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHow to use:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHelping to support a cat’s natural ability to be relaxed and happy is a rewarding process. Use Happy Cat Stressfree as an aid in that process.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThere are two simple ways to use Happy Cat Stressfree:\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003esprinkle on ground – for those cats that like Happy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003emix with food – for those cats that do not find Happy Cat Stressfree naturally attractive\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor unhappy cats use 1 pinch up to 3 times a day if necessary. For happy cats use 1 pinch a day as needed to enrich their environment and promote well-being.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSprinkle on the ground -\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eFind in a quiet, warm place that your cat likes, or where he\/she feels safe and secure. Sprinkle a pinch of \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003e on the ground or blanket. Find yourself a seat and just observe what happens. Cats that like \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003e may sniff, lick, nibble, rub and roll for a few minutes and then go on to feel more calm and relaxed. We call this the Happy Cat Response.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMix with food -\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eCats that are not naturally attracted to \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003e can still benefit from its relaxing effects by adding a pinch to their food up to 3 times a day. Adding \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003e to the food is also useful for cats that do like it but where it is important to ensure maximum benefit from the relaxation effect. Most cats will happily take \u003cspan\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree\u003c\/span\u003ee if added to their favourite wet foods or treat. If necessary, start by adding just a small pinch. Sensitive cats may require very little for effect.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSafety:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHappy Cat Stressfree contains Valerian, which is generally considered a safe herb for cats. However, if your cat is pregnant, lactating, on medication or undergoing surgery, consult your veterinarian before using Happy Cat Stressfree.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eValerian may interact with drugs with similar mechanisms of action, and caution is advised when using Happy Cat Stressfree with these drugs (i.e. sedatives, anaesthetics).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eVideos\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstyle\u003e\u003c!--\n.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"embed-container\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/c1f-mqXSNU8\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eReviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e"}

Happy Cat

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Modern living can be stressful for cats and make it difficult for them to experience their natural well-being. Happy Cat Stressfree helps make it easy.

  • Contains Valerian, a calming herb recognised for her relaxing effects on the nervous system, and her attractiveness to cats.
  • Provides herbal support to help ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and naturally enrich a cat’s environment.
  • Use to help cats cope with stress, ease stress-related behaviours & illness, or simply to add an extra bit of happiness to their day.
  • Created by a veterinarian, an animal behavioural scientist, and Mother Nature. Intended as part of an integrated approach to feline well-being.

When to use: 
Cats are happy by nature but, just like us, they can get stressed. The good news is cats are perfectly designed to deal with short-term stress. So when your cat finds himself having to escape from the neighbour’s dog, he is perfectly adapted. 

However, in the modern world, a cat’s stress response can find itself ‘turned on’ frequently, or for long periods. Recurrent or ongoing stress affects the balanced functioning of the mind and body, and can manifest in anxiety, tension and stress-related behaviours or illness. 

Cats are individuals, and can get stressed for different reasons, and manifest their stress in different ways. Here is a list of stressors that many cats find challenging, and some common ways cats express their stressed state. 

Common feline stressors:

  • moving house
  • travel
  • no or limited outside access
  • vet visit
  • cattery stays
  • loud noises
  • cage rest
  • long-term illness
  • other neighbourhood cats
  • new family members
  • home renovations
  • unfriendly relationships
  • hospitalisation
  • cat shows
  • lack of exercise and play
  • lack of companionship 

Common ways cats manifest stress:

  • anxiety, nervousness, timidity
  • tension, irritability, aggression
  • inappropriate elimination (spraying and marking)
  • compulsive behaviours (stereotypes) – e.g. over-grooming, tail chasing
  • nervous digestion (indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome) – e.g. poor appetite, loose stools, gas
  • bladder inflammation (cystitis) skin complaints – e.g. allergies
  • slow healing 

Words of Wisdom: 
If you are concerned about your cat’s well-being, or are unsure as to the cause of certain symptoms or behaviours, then consult your family vet. Cats that are stressed always have a good reason. The help of an animal behaviourist, or your family veterinary team, will be very helpful in identifying potential stressors and suggesting changes and additional support. For best results, combine with other strategies that help cats meet their needs, feel calm and relaxed, and experience their natural well-being. 

How it works:
Here is Taz being given a pinch of Happy Cat Stressfree and enjoying what we call the Happy Cat Response. You will see from the video there are two aspects to a cat’s response to Happy Cat Stressfree - attraction and relaxation. 


Attraction:
Happy Cat Stressfree contains a natural feline attractant that cats like. Most cats (around 70% it seems) are naturally attracted to Happy Cat Stressfree. Cats typically show a series of behaviours including sniffing, licking, nibbling and then rubbing, rolling. This initial, attractive phase may last a few minutes and then cats settle down for the next phase. This attractive quality of Happy Cat Stressfree makes it easy to use and useful to enrich a cats environment, facilitate play and support new learning. 

Relaxation:
By smelling and eating the Happy Cat Stressfree, cats also get to experience the relaxation aspect. Happy Cat Stressfree helps cats to relax, mind and body, supporting the action of GABA, a chemical in the brain (neurotransmitter) responsible for relaxing the nervous system. This relaxing quality means Happy Cat Stressfree can play a useful role in helping to ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and relieve a variety of stress-related disorders commonly seen in cats. 

Note: 
Kittens under 3 – 6 months old may not respond to Happy Cat Stressfree as their nervous system is yet to fully mature. We are, however, aware of exceptions.

How to use:

Helping to support a cat’s natural ability to be relaxed and happy is a rewarding process. Use Happy Cat Stressfree as an aid in that process. 

There are two simple ways to use Happy Cat Stressfree:
  • sprinkle on ground – for those cats that like Happy Cat Stressfree
  • mix with food – for those cats that do not find Happy Cat Stressfree naturally attractive

For unhappy cats use 1 pinch up to 3 times a day if necessary. For happy cats use 1 pinch a day as needed to enrich their environment and promote well-being. 

Sprinkle on the ground - Find in a quiet, warm place that your cat likes, or where he/she feels safe and secure. Sprinkle a pinch of Happy Cat Stressfree on the ground or blanket. Find yourself a seat and just observe what happens. Cats that like Happy Cat Stressfree may sniff, lick, nibble, rub and roll for a few minutes and then go on to feel more calm and relaxed. We call this the Happy Cat Response. 

Mix with food - Cats that are not naturally attracted to Happy Cat Stressfree can still benefit from its relaxing effects by adding a pinch to their food up to 3 times a day. Adding Happy Cat Stressfree to the food is also useful for cats that do like it but where it is important to ensure maximum benefit from the relaxation effect. Most cats will happily take Happy Cat Stressfreee if added to their favourite wet foods or treat. If necessary, start by adding just a small pinch. Sensitive cats may require very little for effect. 

Safety:
Happy Cat Stressfree contains Valerian, which is generally considered a safe herb for cats. However, if your cat is pregnant, lactating, on medication or undergoing surgery, consult your veterinarian before using Happy Cat Stressfree. 

Valerian may interact with drugs with similar mechanisms of action, and caution is advised when using Happy Cat Stressfree with these drugs (i.e. sedatives, anaesthetics).

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