Lots of America’s cats could also be struggling throughout the pandemic – and the issue could possibly be an excessive amount of love.

“It’s all about stress conduct in cats,” says Jenni Grady, DVM, who works on the group medical heart that’s a part of Tufts University’s Cummings Veterinary Medical Center in North Grafton, Mass. Dr. Grady says stress in cats could mimic a urinary tract infection, the place cats go out and in of their field so much.

“Any change that’s uncommon, even when it’s a optimistic change, may be traumatic,” she says. “And cats who’ve been alone, however immediately discover lots of people round due to the pandemic, that could possibly be traumatic. Canines thrive on all that additional consideration, however cats? Not likely.”