Signs of anxiety in cats and how to fix them

Anxiety in cats, just like in humans, can have a major impact on their quality of life. It is therefore essential to recognize the signs and put strategies in place to remedy them. In this article, we'll explore common symptoms of cat anxiety and methods to help your furry friend feel more relaxed.

Signs of anxiety in cats :

  • Isolation : If your cat spends more time hiding or avoids company, this could be a sign of anxiety.
  • Excessive grooming : Excessive licking or biting may be a response to stress.
  • Urine marking : An anxious cat may mark its territory more frequently.
  • Loss of appetite : Refusing to eat or eating less can indicate a state of anxiety.
  • Excessive vocalizations : Excessive meowing or whistling, especially at night.
  • Destructive behavior : Scratching or biting furniture or other household items.
  • Changing Sleep Habits : Sleeping more or less than usual.

How to cure it ? :

  • Secure environment : Make sure your cat has a safe place where it can retreat and relax.
  • Toys and stimulation : Toys can distract your cat from their anxiety and stimulate them mentally.
  • Pheromone therapy : Diffusers and sprays based on calming pheromones can reduce stress.
  • Veterinary consultation : If your cat's anxiety is severe, it is best to consult a veterinarian. Medications or behavioral therapies may be recommended.
  • Soft music : Some cats find relief with soft music or soothing sounds.
  • Routine stable : As cats are creatures of habit, a stable daily routine can help them feel secure.
  • Regular interaction : Set aside time each day to play and interact with your cat. This will strengthen your bond and may reduce his anxiety.

Bibliography :

  • Tremblay, S. (n.d.). Feline anxiety: symptoms and treatments. Retrieved from the ChatHeureux website.
  • Chat Serein veterinary clinic. (n.d.). Understanding and managing stress in cats. Consulted on the official website of the clinic.
  • Felines for the other. (n.d.). The behavior of the anxious cat. Retrieved from their educational platform.

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