Is Your Cat Stressed?:

Just like us, cats can experience stress, however it can be very difficult to determine if a cat is stressed and even the smallest change in your cat's lifestyle can contribute. Long-term stress can cause illness, so it is important to identify and minimise causes of stress as soon as possible.

Please take the time to answer the questions below - hit calculate and you will receive tailored results depending on the level of stress your Cat is experiencing. - Brought to you by PetSci

About Your Cat

How old is your Cat?:

How long have you owned your Cat?

Since they were born
Since they were a kitten
Since they were 6 months or older

Is your Cat a rescue Cat (adopted)?

No Yes I don't know

Changes to Your Lifestyle

These questions may sound a little personal, but even slight changes to your lifestyle can be a source of stress for your cat. Please answer honestly for an accurate result - PetSci does not record your answers.

Have you recently got a new job, or have your hours changed?

No
Yes

Do you work regular hours or variable shifts?

Regular hours
Variable times i.e. shift work

Are you in a new relationship?

No
Yes

Do you have a new baby?

No
Yes

Do you have young children?

No
Yes

Have any children, partners, or other family members recently moved out?

No
Yes

Have you noticed any new, loud or unusual noises such as building work, heavy road traffic or new neighbours?

No
Yes

Have you recently redecorated or remodelled your house?

No
Yes, minor redecoration
Yes, major redecoration or remodelling

Have you recently moved house?

No
Yes

Your Cat's Environment

Is your cat an indoor-only cat?

No
Yes

Do you own multiple cats?

No
Yes

If you have more than one cat, does each cat have an individual space, litter tray and feeding bowl?

No
Yes

Do you stick to a regular feeding schedule for your cat?

No
Yes

Does you cat have any minor or major health problems?

No
Yes, minor health problems
Yes, major health problems

Does your cat have a variety of toys, perches and other environmental enrichments?

No, none
Yes, a one or two
Yes, a few

Are cats (other than those you own) able to enter your home?

No
Yes
I don't know

Changes to Your Cat's Environment

Have you recently got a new pet?

No
Yes, a small animal (e.g. reptile, bird, fish)
Yes, a large animal (e.g. dog or cat)

Have you recently changed your cat's litter brand?

No
Yes
I don't know

Have you recently changed your cat's diet?

No
Yes
I don't know

Have you recently moved any of your cat's 'belongings'? (Litter trays, feeding bowls, scratching posts, beds/baskets, cat flaps etc.)

No
Yes, one
Yes, a few

Behavioural Changes

Have you noticed widespread vertical scratching on doorways, walls and other areas around the home?

No
Yes, a little
Yes, a lot
I don't know

Has your cat recently started urine marking indoor surfaces?

No
Yes
I don't know

Has your cat recently acted aggressively towards you? (Biting, or scratching or other out of character aggression)

No
Yes, a little
Yes, a lot

On average, would you say your cat is eating more or less than normal?

A lot less
A little less
No change
A little more
A lot more

Have you noticed an increase or decrease in grooming?

Major under-grooming (matted or soiled fur)
Minor under-grooming
No change
Minor over-grooming
Major over-grooming (induced hair loss)

Has your cat recently started house soiling, despite being trained?

No
Yes, occasionally
Yes, often

Does your cat show a decreased interest to play or interact with you?

No
Yes, slight decrease
Yes, major decrease

Has your cat recently become more vocal? (Increased meowing, crying or yowling)

No
Yes, slightly more vocal
Yes, a lot more vocal

Other

Do you feel there have been any other changes to your, or your cat's lifestyle other than those listed above?

No Yes, one Yes, a few Yes, many

Have any of the events listed below occurred recently?

No Yes, one Yes, multiple

  • Veterinarian Vist
  • Groomer Visit
  • You left your Cat at a cattery whilst you were away
  • You had a large social gathering at your home (e.g. New Year's Eve)
  • A firework display was held nearby
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By giving accurate and honest answers above, your Cat's stress levels will be calculated when hitting 'calculate'. Some information about the stress your pet may or may not be experiencing will appear here.