In two previous blog entries (see blog posts on Feline Stress: The Cause and The Effect), we have examined the causes and effects of stressed cats and some signs to look for to determine if your cat is stressed. A colleague of mine, Dr. Cori Gross, who specializes in feline behavior medicine, believes indoor cats fluctuate above and below their stress threshold,. This threshold differs for each cat in the same way that stress levels differ for each person. When a cat stays above their stress threshold too long (aka stressed out), they may exhibit some of the signs discussed and/or develop medical problems.
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