Recognizing the Signs of Cat Anxiety

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Feliway. All opinions are 100% mine.

Recognizing the Signs of Cat Anxiety

For most of us, the idea of a cat having anxiety is a completely unknown problem. Unlike humans who can say “ouch” when something hurts, or whose symptoms can be discussed and evaluated, cats are not able to tell us when something is wrong. One of the main problems surrounding cat anxiety is not necessarily how to treat it.

Reconizing the signs of Cat Anxiety

Thanks to Feliway®, synthetic feline facial pheromone that replicates the pheromones released when cats are happy and comfortable, treating cat anxiety is fairly easy. The main problem surrounding cat anxiety is how to recognize the symptoms! Your furry friend could be suffering from feline anxiety without you truly knowing what is going on!

In order to help bring awareness to the topic of cat anxiety we’ve put together a list of typical symptoms of cat anxiety. These symptoms are in no way a medical diagnosis but they can certainly help you recognize if your cat might be suffering with anxiety! Lucky for you once you recognize the problem, the hard work is done. Feliway® helps cats feel more calm and happy while dealing with stressful situations. It is available for both short term issues and long term care; Feliway® makes diffusers, sprays, wipes, and they even have a multi-cat diffuser system that helps keep the peace in cat households with aggression issues! Check them out on Facebook

We all know that there are certain situations that always create anxiety in pets. Loud noises, relocation, thunderstorms, new family members or new pets, etc. These are common stress inducing situations for cats! These are the common symptoms of cat anxiety, which you might see them exhibit during times of stress.

Common Symptoms of Cat Anxiety:

  1. Changes in appetite
  2. Less energy
  3. Withdraw from interaction
  4. Shift in sleeping patterns
  5. Vomiting
  6. Excitability when humans return
  7. Excessive or unusual “shadowing” (following you from room to room upon return)
  8. Sudden avoidance of litter box
  9. Excessive grooming to the point of hair-lossReconizing the signs of Cat Anxiety

Many of these symptoms can easily be attributed to other things, this is why cat anxiety goes largely unrecognized for most pet owners. If you see your cat exhibiting any of these symptoms you may be able to benefit from Feliway® and it’s many products designed to ease cat anxiety. It is helping us help Crabby Cakes with her anxiety. As she gets older she has struggled with some of the things she used to enjoy. We’re able to help her continue enjoying her favorite activities by alleviating her anxiety with Feliway®. #FearFree

Find out more about Feliway® and all of the products available to help you help your favorite feline combat cat anxiety


Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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    Jessica Greenhood
    July 3, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Love that product, Kali has been gone for a long time but, she was always so stressed out. Also always getting into trouble. Till, my sister told me about Feliway. It would make her purr. Sadly it’s not easy to find in stores. 🙁

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    Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    July 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Thankfully our cat has never exhibited any of these symptoms, but in about 2 months we’re bringing home twin girls, so she could start LOL Good to know there’s something like this to help her!

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    Tammilee Tips
    July 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I have never heard of this product! I can always tell a change in my cat when we come bac in town from being gone, I need to find this I am sure she would benefit from it.

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    July 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    So important to be able to tell when a pet is anxious!! I am sure this would be helpful with when the family is traveling or with fireworks going off this time of year.

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    Elizabeth O
    July 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    We have a loving cat and, although he does not like loud noises, he is quite a content member of our family. I’m glad you shared this information as it’s always helpful to stay informed about potential issues.

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    July 5, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Learned something new today. I assumed 1/2 of those behaviors were normal for all cats.

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    July 5, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    My cat magic gets separation anxiety super bad. Makes me sad to leave her for more than a few hours.

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    Alicia Taylor
    July 6, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I have a cat that refuses to use the litter box for poo. She will pee in there, but not poo. I’ve tried changing the litter, different box, moving the box… nothing works. She’s a high-strung calico. I wonder if this could work for her.

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    Marielle Altenor
    July 6, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Oh my! I didn’t even know cats could have anxiety like that. That’s good for cat owners to know what to look for and get treatment for their fur baby if need be.

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    Jo-Ann Brightman
    July 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I am glad to hear of this product and I shall tell my son about it. he has been having some problems with his 2 cats.

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