We all know that a bad storm can put your cat on edge. Let’s talk about how and why different types of weather can affect your cat’s mood and behavior.
Noise is one of the main reasons your cats and kittens will freak out when a storm comes. All of the heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and high winds can cause a lot of scary noise. Cats have hyper-sensitive hearing and are good at pinpointing the direction they are coming. However, it can be overwhelming, especially if they are indoors and cannot quite see what is going on. Storms give your kitty anxiety and put them in a very fearful mood.
Cats hate getting wet, mainly because wet fur is very uncomfortable and takes forever to dry. Wet fur is heavy and makes it harder for a cat to naturally move around or run in the case of bad weather! Some cats enjoy playing with water but will stay clear of a rainstorm. [Read more…]