Signs of Depression

It’s important to pay attention to your cat’s normal behavior and daily routine. Does he still wants to play? Is he still eating and how does he behave when you’re home?

Appetite
Keep an eye out of his appetite, especially during normal situations when nothing is going on. A depressed cat doesn’t want to eat that much food anymore.

Lots of sleeping is a sign of depression.

Lots of sleeping is a sign of depression.

Activity
A depressed cat, depending on his personality and how he always used to behave will be active, or a little ball of hyper. Is he not that enthusiastic about games and being played with anymore? May be a sign of depression.

Sleep
Depressed cats sleep more than usual.

Grooming
A normal happy and healthy cat should groom himself many times a day. When he’s not grooming himself that much anymore, it could be a sign of depression.

Personality
Personal changes can also be a sign of depression. If he always used to be close with you, but lately he hasn’t, it’s time to keep an extra eye out on him.

Look for other things only you would know. Look your cat in the eyes. How does he look? Alert? Is that little sparkle out of his eyes? Is his coat shiny or not? How does it feel?

Have you ever had a depressed cat?

Resource
Twisted Whiskers by Pamela Johnson

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14 Responses to “Signs of Depression”

  1. Kitties Blue

    Thanks for this very good information. We hope Hiro and Suki can come to our birthday party and commentathon today. You might win some $$ for your favorite rescue/shelter. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • Dianda

      Very much appreciated you told us about the birthday party! I have been a bit too busy to keep up with the blogs!

      Reply

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