Cats can experience anxiety, just like humans. Unfortunately, they can't tell us they have anxiety or explain what is causing it with words. At A Cat Hospital, we offer treatment for cats and only cats, including cat anxiety treatment for residents of Henderson, NV, and Las Vegas, NV.
Signs of Cat Anxiety
Your cat can't tell you she is anxious with words, but she can let you know she has anxiety.
Some signs include excessive grooming, vocalization, and over-reacting to stimuli. She might also have decreased appetite so you if you suspect your cat is having anxiety, see if she is eating regularly. She might also be salivations a lot or be trembling.
Can a Vet Diagnose Cat Anxiety?
Yes, a vet can diagnose anxiety in your cat. If your cat is experiencing anxiety, particularly moderate or severe anxiety, you may want to visit a veterinarian on our veterinary team.
We might begin with a physical exam, to determine if there's a physical cause for their anxiety, like pain.
Treatment for Cat Anxiety
Once our vet has diagnosed your cat with anxiety, she may help you create a treatment plan. This might involve avoiding or reducing the cause of their anxiety, behavior modification, and anxiety medication.
Helping Your Cat Manage Anxiety
One way to help your cat overcome her anxiety is to reduce or remove her anxiety triggers. To do this, you'll need to understand what triggers your cat's anxiety. For example, she may fear strange people or unfamiliar places. In this case, keeping her at home, and avoiding company for a while can help your cat to settle down.
Cat Anxiety Medication
There are a few types of anxiety medication that can be beneficial for your cat. They might reduce anxiety by changing the chemistry of your cat's brain.
It may be effective to use cat medication around or before a stressful event is coming up. It may a good idea to carry some around if you are traveling with you cat incase, she gets stressed during the trip.
Get Cat Anxiety Treatment with Us at A Cat Hospital
At A Cat Hospital we offer veterinary services for cats, and only cats in Henderson, NV, and Las Vegas, NV. Because we specialize in felines, we can help provide the best care for your cat. If your kitty is experiencing anxiety or simply needs routine veterinary care, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Call us at (702) 454-4400 for more information from a veterinarian on our veterinary team.