Cats can get depressed just as us humans. One example of what may trigger feline depression is change. Any change to the cat`s familiar territory, especially if it’s drastic, is potentially distressing for the cat.
Pax had to witness his usual litter box space being changed forever. It was a place of very personal nature for him, of course.
He now has a new space for his litterbox, and luckily he has settled with the changes.
But he was displeased to begin with, and restless. He also meowed differently, expressing his discontent. His world was shaken. What was next, he thought. If this can happen, then what else may happen? Will it stop here? Or will these changes go on forever? Has a Pandora`s box of changes been opened?
Be patient and attentive to your cat if you make changes in the home – anything new must be thoroughly examined by the their acute senses before they can relax. It can look lovely, sure – but is it SAFE?
Another reason for Feline Depression can be the loss of a cat companion and International Cat Care has further details on Feline Bereavement.
Help them get some of their potential frustration out by playing with them. When humans get depressed or anxious, a common tip is to exercise or get involved in a hobby. A cat playing goes into the same cat-egories.
Additional resource on Depression in Cats.
Originally posted on A Bohemian in Scandinavia