Cats can be very sensitive to any changes in their owner’s routines, for example, if they start getting up earlier in the mornings or spending more time away from home. Unpredictability can be quite stressful for cats, so if your routines change, try to keep your interactions with your cat as consistent and predictable as possible, for example, making sure you still feed her at the same time and play and interact with her in the same way.

  • If you start being away from the home for longer than usual, it’s a good idea to make sure you have provided your cat with an enriched and exciting indoor and outdoor environment to help keep her stimulated and prevent boredom and frustration.
  • On the other hand, if you are in the home more than normal, it’s also good to ensure that there is a quiet undisturbed room your cat can retreat to when she needs some time alone to relax.

Top tip

Not only do cats feel safe when they are surrounded by familiar things, they like their home and routines to be predictable and consistent as this helps them to feel more in control of their environment.