It may sound a bit silly when you first hear about it, but our pets can actually get depressed. Cats are definitely vulnerable to depression and you can often tell if a cat is having problems with depression simply by observing and looking for behavioral changes. Cats may get depressed for a number of reasons, but some of the most common reasons include the departure or arrival of someone in the household, a hostile atmosphere in the home, death of a person in the family or of an animal companion, and moving to a new home. Watch for the following signs which may indicate that your cat is feeling depressed.
#1 Loss of appetite
This is one of the most common and easily noticed symptoms of feline depression. Cats will eat much less than normal and in some cases, stop eating completely. Cats will normally maintain a pretty regular schedule when it comes to food, so changes are usually very easy to spot.