Symptoms Of A Frightened Cat and How To Help Them

Symptoms of Fear and Anxiety in Cats

How do you know if your cat is afraid ? Your can easily tell that your cat is afraid by showing or displaying the following behaviors:

  • Running away
  • Hiding
  • Aggression (which includes spitting, hissing, growling, swatting, biting, scratching, puffing fur and tail, arching back, swishing tail and flattening ears)
  • Excessive vocalization such unusual amounts of crying, meowing or yowling
  • Freezing in place
  • Losing control of bladder/bowels
  • Refusing to use the litter box
  • Dilated pupils by contracted black pupils during daytime

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