Q. I think my cat has anxiety

Dec 13, 2022

Recently, someone my cat loved has passed and now he has been acting differently. First, he yells loudly throughout the home. Then, he has been much more affectionate. Finally, he’s been having weird “spasms” where he yells, runs and jumps to a high place, and aggressively starts grooming himself. I’m quite concerned because although he’s always had these traits, they have gotten quite bad since the passing of someone he loved.
Is this issue normal or not?

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Thank you for using our service. It's normal for a cat to exhibit changes in behavior after the loss of someone they loved. Cats can grieve and may exhibit changes in behavior, such as increased vocalization, increased affection, or changes in grooming habits. These changes can be a sign of anxiety or stress. It's important to keep an eye on your cat and make sure they are still eating, drinking, and using the litter box normally. If you are concerned about your cat's behavior, it may be a good idea to consult with a veterinarian. The veterinarian can assess your cat's behavior and provide advice on how to help your cat cope with the loss. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.