• Why is my cat acting so stressed?
CONTROL FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE BODY’S RESPONSE TO STRESS
When a cat has been exposed to stressors, the body’s response is to produce the fight-or-flight hormones. These hormones can affect a variety of physiological functions in cats, including heart rate and blood pressure as well as digestive function. The result of these hormonal changes may be increased appetite or an aversion to certain foods associated with stress. It also affects other bodily systems such as respiration, metabolism and immune system processes. In addition, the mind becomes more sensitive to environmental stimuli that would normally not have any impact on it at all—sound levels become louder or colors seem brighter than normal for example. Some cats will even develop behavioral symptoms such as aggression toward people or animals they previously loved being particularly affected by this sensitivity to stimuli! If your feline friend does experience stress related behaviors after a stressful event he should seek veterinary attention immediately because there could be physical causes behind them that need further investigation (see below).
GENERAL INFO ABOUT RESTRAINT AND UNRESPONSIVENESS IN CAT CARE: GENERAL RULES OF THUMB
Although you want your pet relaxed and happy when it comes time for you to groom him/her (and vice versa), keep in mind that his overall health condition should always come first! This means taking into account many things we discussed earlier; if