Cat depression and anxiety can look quite different from the same syndromes in humans.
And confusingly the symptoms of depression in cats can also be a sign of other potential cat health issues.
So there is quite a bit that cat owners should know about cats and depression.
Cats particularly don’t like changes to their home. This can include changes as small as moving furniture around to moving house. The bigger the change, the more difficult it will be for your cat to process.
The first you to do if you think your cat is depressed is it seek advice from your veterinarian. They may be able to prescribe some medication.
Some signs of anxiety rather than depression in cat include going outside the litterbox, excessive grooming and other cat behaviours done excessively and and excessive meowing.
Compulsive activity in cats can manifest for several reasons, one being depression. Others include boredom, anxiety or fear.