How Can You Tell if a Cat Is Stressed Out?
To tell the difference between a calm cat, and a stressed-out one, you have to be on the lookout for some physical as well as behavioral patterns. The physical signs of stress in cats include diarrhea, vomiting, runny eyes and nose, loss in appetite, lethargy, and sleepiness. These cats also tend to develop bald patches on their coats, which eventually turn worse over time. Behavioral signs of stress include pooping outside their litter box, spraying urine around the house, scratching on furniture, hissing at you or other people around the house, and excessive meowing. They also feel reluctant to do usual activities like playing or going outside. Stressed cats will also tend to hide more frequently inside the house.