Do cats get depressed? They do – how you can help.


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The recent suicide of comic genius Robin Williams has gotten a lot people talking about depression and keeping a closer eye on friends and relations who suffer from depression. But what about our cats, do they sometimes get depressed?

Well, they do. Generally feline depression can be overcome fairly quickly. So many things can trigger it. A death in the family (and that can be family with two feet and no tail, or four feet and a tail) is a big one. Cats can mourn anywhere from a few hours or days, to weeks into months. Any big changes to the home can be a trigger. If your cat feels neglected depression can set in.

Many years ago when we brought Torti home, our other tortoiseshell cat Tasha, let out a cry that was more like a wail a heartbreaking sound that we’d never heard before or ever heard again. It was as if she thought she was being replaced with another cat that looked like her, but was younger. It took loving work, but Tasha snapped out of it a week later and the two girls became inseparable until they both crossed The Rainbow Bridge.

Here are some of the warning signs that Kitty is depressed:

  • Not eating at all or eating much less than usual is number one.
  • Not grooming is probably the second sign that something is wrong (either depression or illness)
  • Hiding. Not engaging with you or the other cats.
  • Your cat could start to sleep noticeably more.
  • Your cat could become very quiet, not meowing, or purring.
  • On the flip side of that your cat could start to yowl which is comparable to us sobbing.
  • Walking with tail and head down, whiskers seem to droop,
  • They may become aggressive towards you or others in the home. They might hiss or bite, or swat.
  • They might stop using the litter box for either pooping or peeing, perhaps even both.
  • The cat may use the litter box but might not bury their droppings.
  • Loss of interest in toys, and affection from you.

Here is how Cat Faeries can help you to help your depressed cat.

A Ball of Twine, a calming music CD created just for cats to be played while you are not at home. The composer has studied the effects of sound on the brain, heart, and cells of the body so this music is truly medicinal.

Comfort Zone with Feliway – Diffusers can be installed in the room or rooms that this cat spends the most time in. That pheromone was intended to stop cats from peeing outside of the box but when it was created in the late 1990’s it was discovered that it calms cats and snaps them out of funks.

Catnip Mist can be sprayed on your cat’s bedding or favorite resting or hiding places. Most cats find the aroma of catnip hard to resist!

Our flower essence formulas. So many good ones to choose from: Moves and Changes, Calm and Serene, Multi Cat Household, Past Abuse, Forget Me Not (for mourning). One formula can go into the food and/or water bowl while another one is lovingly massaged on the cat’s head and ears.

New Catnip Toys – Broccoli Floret & Indian Corn

Catnip Broccoli Floret

Adding to our whimsical collection of catnip vegetables we announce the arrival of Broccoli! While no self respecting cat would (or should?) eat broccoli this round Broccoli Floret will surely make any cat very happy!

Catnip Indian Corn

The same shape as our popular yellow corn cobs. This print will have you thinking about Autumn with its nice nip in the air!

Does your cat go too wild from catnip? We are happy to special order any of our cat toys without catnip inside. Place your order for the toys that you want. Use COMMENTS to ask that we have toys made for you without any catnip. Please allow 4 weeks to get the toys to you.

FREE SHIPPING WHEN YOU ORDER ONLY CAT TOYS!

Bunny Rabbit Catnip Cat Toy gift set of 7 toys – $51.59 (with Free Shipping)

We’ve been working hard to put together a delightful assortment of Spring and Easter cat toys – the Bunny Rabbit Catnip Cat Toy gift set! We become giddy with happiness this time of year when the wild flowers begin to bloom and the days get longer. We feel all warm and springy inside and we feel great appreciation towards you and your cats. We want this toy set to make everyone who receives it very happy. With this set you’ll receive:

  • 2 catnip bunnies (pastel colors vary)
  • 2 carrots (one in a bunny print, the other in another print)
  • 2 bunny print mice in two patterns (as pictured)
  • 1 heart with ribbons

Got preferences? Ask us in COMMENTS, and if we can, we’ll do it.

If these sell out like they did last year we may need to make substitutions.

FREE SHIPPING WHEN YOU ORDER JUST THIS CAT TOY SET!

We are also offering FREE SHIPPING on two other Spring and Easter themed gift sets.

Cat Toys! Tiz the Season to delight all of the cats in your life!

Cats love our unique cat toys and this is a great time of year to get more. Going to holiday gatherings at the home of other cat lovers? Cat toys make the best hostess gifts!

All year round we hear from people who tell us how much their cats love our cat toys (all of them made in the US!). Here are few comments from very happy customers:

My cat has new friends in 4 of your catnip bunnies! We love the shape, the soft fabric, and the colors.
Leanne

Please send Maverick a toy such as the pickle or the pepper as he loves the “long” toys and already has the asparagus. This is for his birthday next week and he’s recovering from the removal of a mast cell tumor. Thanks!!
Katherine

Already have pickle, corn cob, and pine cone toys. Would like something different if possible such as; carrot, chili pepper, fried egg and ice cream cone. Thank you.
Janis

I am looking for more ears of corn – my cat who was very sick but doing okay now, sleeps with it as his pillow, carries around and would be lost without it. No other designs work!
Judith

When it comes to catnip toys my kitties would prefer the following if you have available: mushroom, chicken bone, ice cream cone (chocolate w/sprinkles if avail.), pickle.
Laura

Our cat Franklin just lost his littermate of 12 years, and is doing very well… but he needs some new toys to give him some fun now that he’s a solo kitty. He’s a big boy, and loves his CF pear. Something large like that (ice cream cone?) would be great, along with a mouse or 2 (he likes to swing it up in the air by the tail). Thanks!
Cindy

My cat only likes mice. Please send only mice.
Mary

My cats would love if there’s a strawberry in the gift set. Thanks!
Sara

Have you heard this before? Your cat toys are the only cat toys our cats will play with!
Wendy