Use a dryer sheet to help with thunderstorm phobias. Anxiety in a pet during a thunderstorm isn’t the flashes of light or the sound, but a buildup of static electricity in their coat. Rub a dryer sheet on the coat to remove the static electricity. It will reduce or eliminate the pet’s extreme anxiety and discomfort. (This method works about 50 percent of the time.)
If your cat loves to drink water from a running tap, consider getting a drinking fountain for her. Cats in the wild drink running water and a pet drinking fountain recreates this in the home.