Signs of stress include any new
behavior such as hiding, cowering,
not using the litterbox, not eating,
not greeting you, not grooming, lack
of coat luster.
If your cat
is showing signs of stress and
medical causes have been ruled out
to lower your feline's stress. Keep your cat in
one, quiet room with everything he
or she needs and try the following:
Increase resources or
decrease number of cats
Give more attention and
time to the cat
Provide daily interactive play
Provide quality food and
fresh water around the clock
Provide high places
Provide places to hide and
your cat gets a clean bill
likely, the stress is coming
from something or someone in
the home environment or just
outside the home.
What not to do?
Do not sooth the
cat when showing stress as studies
indicate that soothing may be
perceived as encouragement or
reinforcement of the stress
Do not give any attention when the
cat is showing stress.
Do not approach the cat as you may
get attacked or bitten.
add to the stress
by forcing anything or anybody on
Do not change anything such as food
type unless recommended by the