do cats get depressed?
December 9, 2006 5:29pm CST
i am keen on knowing an answer on this question,because it's been a a problem for scientists that i found on the net for a long time.What do you think?
• United States
9 Dec 06
yes, i can say first hand that they do. My cat is now almost 13 years old, and when he was about 3, he had a bad case of pneumonia. He was very sick and it was hard winter. In about 3 days he was feeling much better, and wanted to go outside. (He goes in and out quite frequently and always stays in at night.) I would not let him out because I was afraid that he wasn't ready yet. I kept him inside for another 3 days, and by the end of the 3 days, he was so depressed that I literally thought he was going to die of depression. So I made the decision that he at least should be happy, I couldn't do that to him. By the time he came back inside, he was his old self and just fine...no more depression. During the 3 days extra that I kept him in, he would not eat, wouldn't play, wouldn't do anything but lay around. So I don't care what the experts say, I KNOW my cat had a bad case of depression...it does occur.