6 Have you ever observed any of the following physical signs of stress in your cat? (Tick all that apply.):
■ Pica (eating of non-food items, such as cat litter, string, or wool).
■ Poor appetite and eating less than usual.
■ Eating or drinking more than usual.
■ Suddenly gaining or losing weight.
■ Excessive grooming or not grooming enough.
■ Not going to the toilet as regularly as usual (urine and/ or faeces).
■ Toileting indoors, outside of the litter tray (for example, behind the sofa, under the bed, or on the bed).
■ Urine spraying on furniture and other items around the house.
■ A runny nose and eyes (i.e. cat flu).
■ Frequent squatting and straining to pass urine, pain when urinating, or urine with blood in it (i.e. cystitis).
■ Taking a long time to recover from illness, or their underlying conditions seeming to get worse or flare up (i.e. a weakened immune system).
HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY OF THESE SIGNS? A Never.
B Once or twice, but it resolves quickly.
C Occasionally, particularly when there are lots of stressful things going on at home.
E Pretty much all the time.