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Safe Space

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Creating a Safe Haven for Your Cat:

Definition of a Refuge:

  • A refuge is a secluded area of the home where your cat can access all her necessities, such as food, water, a litter box, a scratching post, a perch, and toys.
  • It should be a place where your cat feels safe and comfortable, such as a bedroom or back room.

Purpose of the Refuge:

  • The refuge serves as a quiet retreat where your cat can go when she needs alone time.
  • It should be a space where your cat can come and go freely, without being disturbed by other household members, including people and pets.

Enhancing the Refuge:

  • Leaving a radio or TV on in the refuge can help muffle sounds that may startle your cat.
  • The radio or TV can also provide human voices for your cat to associate with safety.
  • Using Feliway spray or a Feliway Diffuser in the refuge can help create a sense of safety and comfort for your cat.


  • Creating a refuge for your cat is important to provide her with a safe and comfortable space where she can relax and feel secure.
  • By following these tips, you can help ensure that your cat's refuge is a welcoming and calming environment for her.
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