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Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements releases Calming Care for anxious cats
The brand's well-known probiotic supplement for dog anxiety is now available for cats.
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements is now offering Calming Care for felines. This probiotic supplement includes a strain of beneficial bacteria demonstrated to help pets maintain calm behavior and cope with changes in routine and location.
According to the release,1 anxiety in cats is widespread but often misunderstood as just common cat behavior. Anxious cats may exhibit certain behaviors such as hiding or withdrawing, showing aggression, showing compulsive behavior, pacing, and more. Cats can suffer from these behaviors due to external stressors like environmental changes, confinement to a cat carrier, overstimulation, or boredom.
"It can be tricky for pet owners to identify anxious behaviors in cats because they may attribute anxious behavior to being part of their cat's personality or the 'that's just the way they are' mentality," said Ragen McGowan, PhD, animal behavior expert at Purina.
"If you notice your cat acting differently or if you're concerned about your cat's typical behavior, it's important to talk with your veterinarian to ensure there are no underlying health conditions. Your vet can provide a proper assessment and recommend if Calming Care is a good option for your pet. Keep in mind that it can take up to six weeks to start seeing results, so it's important to build the supplement into your regular feeding routine,” she continued.
Along with this supplement, there are other methods for keeping cats calm. McGowan suggests providing enrichment, identifying the cause to try and resolve it, and keeping yourself calm.1
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements launches probiotic for cats displaying anxious behaviors. News release. Purina. April 6, 2022. Accessed April 6, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/purina-pro-plan-veterinary-supplements-launches-probiotic-for-cats-displaying-anxious-behaviors-301518807.html