Last week, when I arrived home from work, I noticed that my cat hasn’t touched his food since morning. It was strange! He always finished his meal...
It started to worry me once it continued on to the next day, hence I decided to call my friend who is a veterinarian. He mentioned that it might be due to stress, and gave me some guidelines to identify other signs of stress in order to better diagnose it. I decided to write this article, to help other cat parents who may be going through the same situation to identify these stress symptoms.
There are two types of symptoms that can indicate the stress signs:
Spraying urine on furniture around the house or urinating in unusual places.
Aggressive behavior against humans or other pets
Withdrawal from you and the family, no longer interested in interacting with you
Unresponsiveness to sudden movement around them
Persistently hiding when at home
Poor appetite or eating less than normal
Excessive eating and/or drinking
Sudden weight loss or weight gain
A poor coat condition due to over-grooming
Not going to the toilet as often as usual
Digestive Issues such as Diarrhea, Constipation
Cat stress is serious, we should be careful to provide the best environment to our kitten. If you notice any of the above signs, be sure to identify what’s bothering your cat.
Small changes can make big differences!