Cats may be the most delicate animals in the world. Although they are indifferent about everything, their emotion are sensitive. Many cats will have nervousness, stress, emotions, etc. There are some subtle behaviors. As a cat owner, if you haven’t notice it early, these behaviors of the cat stressed may become increasingly serious or have a negative effect on their health. Following signs indicate your cat stressed.
If cats have the characteristics of frequent urination, discomfort, and bloody urine, you should pay more attention. Urinary discomfort is often a result of stress. As the cat’s hormone changes due to pressure, it may cause inflammation of the bladder inner wall and the above-mentioned conditions. If such a situation occurs, the cat slave should bring the cat to the pet doctor, because this may be caused by cystitis and blockage, and in serious cases, it may be life-threatening.
Urinates Outside the Litterbox
The cat refused to defecate in the litterbox and began to urinate everywhere. This can be secondary to an underlying medication issue, like a urinary tract infection, kidney disease, bladder stones or diabetes. If a medical issue is ruled out by a vet, then the cat is more likely displaying a behavioral issue, mainly due to stress and anxiety related to a change in environment, such as the addition of a new family member to the household, a change in the location of the litter box or different type of litter material, etc. Maintaining good litter box hygiene and keeping the litter box in an easily accessible and quiet area of the house are two ways to ease your cat’s desire to urinate outside the litter box while stress is the underlying culprit for their inappropriate urination.
If cats lick the inner thighs, forelegs, and stomachs too much, this is a behavior of Excessive Grooming. Sometimes, cats can indeed lick their hairs bare. When cats feel nervous, they will desperately lick the inside of their thighs, forelegs, and stomach, because the action of licking hair can release natural morphine-like substances, which can calm down the cat. However, excessive hair grooming may also be related to allergies and parasites.
Cat stressed situations will often vocalize to display their displeasure. This can be meowing, growling, hissing or a high-pitched yowling. During these times of distress, it is best to give your cat space and avoid intense handling or interaction. Sometimes cat will show silence due to stress, and you should accompany your cat at this time and comfort him. Also you can give him some treats to relax and comfort him.
Your cat may suddenly hide often, under the bed, corners, etc., and do not want to contact anyone (including you). This may be something or people it wants to avoid that makes it feel stressed.
The tail is a very expressive part of the cat’s body language. Many anxious, nervous or cat stressed will hold their tail in a low position and flick it quickly back and forth. If your cat is displaying this type of tail movement, you should be on guard for any possible aggressive or defensive activity.
Eating Habits Become Strange
You should always pay attention to the eating habits of your cat, because some stressed cats may lose their appetite, and some cats will bite things due to stress, such as towels and paper.
Pacing Back and Forth
Just like humans, cats may suffer from insomnia or poor sleep when they are upset and anxious. When cats feel stressed, they will also pacing back and forth uncomfortably, fearing being threatened and constantly patrolling its “domain site”.
As your companion cat in your house, you should take some suggestion for easing stress for your cat. Creating a safe zone and “cat domain” at home. Making sure a consistent routine of food giving and time playing. Cleaning your home regularly to ensure household hygiene. No stress makes your cat happy and healthy.
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