How often do you notice your cat is stressed or scared?
Interpreting a cat’s body language and behaviour can often be trickier than dogs. There are many physical cues of a cat's mood, but their meaning can vary depending on the context. The best areas to look for these cues are the tail, ears, eyes, and back, however these also must be interpreted with what is going on around them.
Prolonged and disproportionate stress can lead to behaviour problems like inappropriate toileting and bladder problems, over grooming and skin issues, vomiting, and reoccurrences of chronic conditions.
Like in dogs and humans, we can put procedures in place and even use medications when the fear and anxiety is disproportionate to prevent these health issues.
Check out this great cheat sheet next time you aren’t sure what your cat is trying to tell you.