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As a species, cats aren’t known for embracing the unfamiliar. And events that may seem innocuous enough to us—fireworks, a new pet, visitors, a simple change to your morning routine—can trigger serious anxiety in cats.
Not only do we hate seeing a cat in distress, but unresolved nerves can lead to some negative behaviors, such as marking, scratching, fighting, and howling. Once you’ve checked with your veterinarian to rule out a medical issue, you might consider pheromone calming aids for your stressed-out kitty.