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7 Cat-Friendly Herbs That Can Help Treat Ailments

It's like creating an apothecary garden for your cat. All you need is a small, sunny spot and you can grow any or all of these cat-pleasing and health-supporting herbs. Help relieve itching, boost digestion and soothe arthritic discomfort with these easy-to-grow herbs.

natural calming herbs for cats

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  • Managing stress in cats requires a comprehensive approach, but a variety of calming herbs and supplements are available for support
  • When synthetic feline facial pheromone spray was used in a veterinary clinic, cats had significantly fewer vocalizations, suggesting stress reduction
  • Cat-specific flower essences can support your cat’s emotional health
  • L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, may help to relieve stress and anxiety by increasing brain levels of serotonin, dopamine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
  • Ashwagandha, hops, valerian, rhodiola, chamomile, tulsi and skullcap are additional calming herbs that may benefit cats; always consult an integrative veterinarian for proper dosage

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