How to recognize an anxious cat?

A cat, whether it is extrovert or shy, may experience anxiety periods. It is often difficult to recognize this issue’s symptoms, particularly if the cat is shy.

This article will teach you about the four principal anxiety symptoms in cats.

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1. Uncleanliness

An anxious cat may be recognized by a sudden uncleanliness. This situation may arise when a new individual, such a new-born or a new animal arrives in the family. Then the cat will want to mark its territory by urinating everywhere.

 

2. Excessive licking or auto-mutilation

A cat is known to groom itself regularly. Yet, when a cat is anxious, the latter will excessively lick itself until it bleeds, hence, mutilating itself.

 

3. Aggressivity

You notice that your cat suddenly becomes aggressive? It bites or scratches for no reason? Your pet is most probably stressed! This malaise is also manifested by refusing to mix with humans or other animals with who it usually gets along.

 

4. Eating disorders

Appetite loss or excessive food consumption are manifested when a cat is stressed. Stress directly disrupts your cat’s food habits which will suffer from malnutrition (due to an important appetite loss) or from frequent vomiting due to an excessive food intake.