Anxiousness is a way of showing anger, fear, worry, or nervousness. The living creature shows anxiousness if they want to speak out something, brings something in a note to a specific individual but cannot express because of nervousness or fear. Cats are one of the most beloved pets’ reasons being that is they are friendly, intelligent, and smart. The cats can be your good companion if properly taken care off. If not, your cat may feel alone and lonely and will start feeling anxious. Yes, cats can also feel anxiousness. Just like the other animals when cats suffer from anxiety, they show some signs and symptoms of anxiousness which the owner should need to understand before the situation can become worse.
There are several symptoms of a cat’s anxiety which will help the owner in understanding what actually the cat wants to tell, see more.
Symptoms of Anxiety in Cats
These symptoms can be observed in your cat when they are anxious.
• Refraining from using the litter box
• Always keeping themselves hidden
• Acts extra aggressive than before
• Can’t stop themselves from grooming
• Being lethargic
• Keeps the owner following everywhere
• Change in eating habits
• Can’t keep themselves calm
So, if the above symptoms are found in the kitten they might be suffering from anxiousness. Also, anxiety in cats develops a destructive behaviour which includes scratching of furniture and clawing the curtains. Anxiety can also result in repeated symptoms which can be dangerous for your feline and they can cause harm to themselves or others in the environment.
What can be done if your cat is suffering from anxiety?
When you observe one or two of the symptoms of anxiety in your feline fur, you should immediately take some step for it because avoiding it may result in a worse situation than now. First and foremost, you should visit a veterinary doctor as they can tell accurately the cause of anxiety after examining your feline fur pet.
If cats are showing anxiousness, they need to be treated by showing appropriate care and love. You as the owner the cat should identify and find out the reason for the anxiousness of your pet cat. It can be due to change of the place, visitors in your home, separation from the owner, past experience of the cat, or even if you introduce a new pet either a dog or a cat to your feline fur pet. When dealing with the anxiety of the cats, you need to be patient and humble for your cat’s actions which will provide them to adjust to the new condition or situation.
If there is just a little anxiousness shown by the cat you can try some in-home options such as providing them with nutritious foods and providing them with some toys for playing. But before reaching on your conclusion of what type of anxiousness your cat is showing you should always contact the vet first.
How to keep cats happy and out of anxiety?
Cats are the creatures who like to keep themselves reserved. They are most likely to choose their own owners. To keep your cat happy you should provide them with their own personal space, introduce a new pet animal to them slowly and patiently, keeping their surrounding clean, feeding them properly, giving enough time to your furry ball and most importantly setting a routine and sticking on it.
George Martin is a business consultant born in New York City. He is very talented and never got 2nd except for the 1st place in school and college life. His dream was to own a business firm. So, he never applied for a job. In 2009, he opened a consultanting firm. He completed his graduation in International Business and Finance at Fordham University. Traveling is his favorite hobby and never missed to make a trip with his family to a new place every month.