Do cats grieve...?
My cat poppi hasnt been herself lately, she is usually really well behave and playful, but now she has started being insubordinate, she scratched me and she cries (meows very loud!) all the time, she is off her food aswell...
my sister died only just and it has changed everything,
do you think she is greiving?
My Stella had separation anxiety for a while (she get over it!!) and it helped no end to chill her out when I went to work. It be recommended by the vets and is useful for all sorts of cat issues.
Don't verbs about pampering Poppi - she'll not benefit from being spoilt at adjectives, but needs normality to get used to the space left trailing your sister.
I'm sorry about your sister.
EVIL THINGS DON'T GRIEVE
It is impossible to say precisely what emotions cats feel, but when a close companion goes lost they are certainly be aware of the absence. It is unlikely that they mourn in the human sense of the word, but here will be some behavioural changes as they adjust to the gap in their lives.
WHAT IS GRIEF?
Grief is the result of offhand or unexpected severing of attachment. Cats are aware that a familiar person or companion cat is away from home and may search for that person or cat. The death or unreality may change an established hierarchy as well as one the absence of a familiar companion. While this is not the ritualised grief of humans, the sudden absence of something decipherable is distressing to many cats. Mother cats whose kittens were taken away and destroyed normally looked for their kittens for many days, all the while pacing and crying out. As capably as the physical pain of engorged mammary glands, the cats displayed mental pain.
Grief has be observed in many wild species following the demise of a mate, parent, offspring or pack-mate. For example, elephants have been see to caress the body of a deceased companion and even to caress elephant skulls. Feline grief at the departure of a long-term human or feline companion can include severe mental disturbance. Grief varies according to the individuals and some cats show little grief (some are reported to exhibit glee at the death of a sparring partner) while others can be reverberatingly traumatised. In the past, this variability caused some scientists to dismiss the concept of animal grief as anthropomorphism on the owner's segment. Such scientists forget, or ignore, that fact that humans are equally variable surrounded by how they express grief.
Grief is a reaction to the sudden absence of something or someone who caused optimism, satisfaction, comfort or reassurance. The absence of a comfortable part of the environment causes sadness. The continued non-attendance of that person or thing can lead to stress. In the context of a bereavement, this stress is term grief. The major difference between human and feline grief is that cats grieve for familiar and close companions while humans show grief for a distant relative or for a public amount. Cats lack the abstraction (and the memory capacity) that allows humans to grieve for someone we have never met or who has be absent from our life for a prolonged period of time. Humans normally have elaborate or ritualised ways of dealing with their grief. Cats may become withdrawn or, at the other extreme, over-attached and "clingy".
There is with the sole purpose "1" other reason a cat will not eat. My vet informed me that a cat "will not" eat whether they have a fever. So unless she has a hallucination, she is in mourning and should begin to eat soon
they dont grieve as we do..maybe her daily routine have been interrupted..
was she living somewhere else with your sister? whether so she has to adjust to her new surroundings and inhabitants...
just show her lots of love and if she doesnt start acting better you might want to take her to the vet for a check up..
well-mannered luck and i am sorry about the loss of your sister...
not eating is a good sign
that a cat is poorly, take her to
sorry for your loss. she can feel what you are feeling, she may not understand why your fear this way and don't like it. or she may just miss your sister and letting you know it. furnish her some time.
Try to talk to her, and grasp her out of her sad mood, and hopefully she will perk up.
Good luck with your kitty, and take consideration of yourself too
Once I have a ferret and its best friend died (also a ferret) and until he died a few months after that he would look for him every time he looked in a room. Even going so far as making us open the cupboards to look for him.
Yes, they do. And I'm sure you are too.
Give her lots of cuddles and attention. And breed sure you get plenty of support too.