Cats May Love Too Much

Cats May Love Too Much

Behavior experts confirm that some cats can experience separation anxiety when apart from a favorite person or another companion pet with whom they have a strong bond.

Cats with separation anxiety may insist on being with the owner at all times, even following him from room to room. When the owner gets ready to leave the house, they may sulk and hide, vocalize or block his path to the door. When left alone, cats may show their distress by becoming too anxious to eat, vomiting or inappropriate urination and defecation (sometimes on the owner's personal items). When the owner returns, the cats may show an abnormally enthusiastic greeting.

For cats who love too much, making their environment more stimulating and adjusting the owner's normal departure routine, may help. In severe cases, behavior therapy along with anti-anxiety medication may be needed. The medication must be prescribed and monitored by a veterinarian.