Sedating a cat for moving
And it does not quite matter what kind of animals we talk about. But most important, stress affects your pet’s health. Any of these things are okay if they happen during short bursts of stress. Studies show that stress can be a contributing factor to many disease and, in turn, to a shortened lifespan. One thing to note, though, is that many apparent cat stress symptoms could actually be signs of something else.
Of course, stress is most commonly attributed to humans; however, unlike many other “human emotions” that actually are not expressed by other animals, the stress in cats is REAL, as it is real in most animal species. We do have negative associations with it, because we know that stress kills. We go hunting…that is, our cat is hungry, and he goes hunting. Keep that in mind; it’s always wise to visit a veterinarian.
Or at least, that’s what anti-depressant ads tell us. Also, some behaviors may be quite normal, like urine spraying for intact cats, but they could tip to a stress condition if done too often, especially, for example, if a neutered cat sprays.
It’s ideal to use during stressful situations like when traveling, meeting new people, going to the groomer, and even during crate training.
It’s not pleasant, it may be painful, and it sure is frightening, even for a cat who goes to a vet for the first time, because of the unknown.
But even a simple trip to your vacation destination can cause significant stress in your cat.
When talking about stress, we usually acknowledge that it may damage our wellbeing, productivity and health.
But did you know that our pets, like dogs and cats, can also encounter stress?You can also give some tasty treats now and then during the encounter.