Within the cat community and in client consultations, there seems to be an uptick of depression and anxiety diagnosis within our cats. It has been said the influx directly correlates to the last year and a half with everything going on in our world. So, let’s dive into this.
First things first, this does not apply to those at home with their cats more often than not who respect their boundaries, have set playtime with them, and make a concentrated effort to keep the energy in the home on the up and up. The cats who live under those conditions are usually thriving!
You’ll find that cats would exhibit more “depressive” traits when they are living in a home where:
Cats thrive off routine because it allows them to feel safe. Routines with your cat create a bond and an expectation of how they are going to be treated. Over the last 19 months, it’s natural that habits will change in the home. It’s almost expected, right?
The thing is, cats internalize stress just like humans do. When routines change, they feel the shift as much (if not more) than we do. I’ve seen cases where feeding schedules have changed due to families working from home and not abiding by the clock as much. Your cats depend on consistent meals because, again, it lets them know they are being taken care of and that they are safe and loved. It makes your cat question whether or not they are a priority, which leads to depression.
Other manifestations of depression within a cat be their litter box behavior changing, you notice they are biting more, or you’ll find them sleeping under the covers or in closets as a way to hide. They may be less food-driven as well.
If you’re noticing these changes in your cat, first things first – take them to the vet to ensure nothing physical contributes to it. But, if they get a clean bill of health, let’s look at the energetic side of it.
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How to Help Your Cat with Depression and Anxiety
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