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  Cat psychology:  
Cats Can Also Develop Depression
  Yesterday, two owners worrying that their cats suffered from psychological illness came for consultations. Though the owners and their pets are together morning and night, they are not sure what cats’ behaviors indicate; however, pet psychologist can “read” the interior monologue of pets. 
Duck and Dodge
Conclusion: This cat is a little bit arrogant.
“It has been pissing everywhere this two weeks and once even shitted on my bed! It didn’t do this before and I do not know what I did offend her!” Yesterday noon, Ms. Wu took her cat “Belle” and complained about her oddity to the vet. Placing the cat on the working table deliberately, the pet psychologist pulled up a chair and sat down.

The psychologist and the cat looked direct into each other’s eyes. In the eyes of a layman, there is nothing unusual about this act. But the pet psychologist said that it was the basic principle in pet treatment. “Eyes are windows into the soul, from which we can make preliminary judgment on the pet’s character and its mood at the moment. “She explained. After the psychologist took her seat, she can look direct into the eyes of the pet receiving treatment, which can relax the cat and leave a favorable “first impression” on the pet.

Nevertheless, this act did not move “Belle.” This white cat raised her chin and looked very arrogant, with her pink nostrils breathing out “cold air” now and then. When the psychologist lifted her hands and began to stroke Belle’s head, this proud “princess” ducked away impatiently.

From her “ducking and dodging” act, the psychologist arrived at the conclusion that Belle was very proud and the only reason for her eccentric behavior is that she must have been offended by certain acts.
Cat’s Smell
Marking Territory instead of Coquetry

“When pets develop psychological illness, the reason can be found in the owner.” Look, listen, question, feel the pulse, the four basic ways of diagnosis are also used to treat pets.

While talking with Ms. Wu, the pet psychologist asked her all kinds of questions, no matter how big or trivial, from if she beat the cat to if she changed cat food. When asked if she cold-shouldered Belle recently, Ms. Wu thought for a while before answering innocently, “Not at all. These two weeks, I have been feeding the stray cats downstairs every day, but I am nice to her at home.” This immediately gave the psychologist the answer. She explained that felid has strong territorial consciousness and they cannot tolerate the smell of other animals on their marked territory.
It turns out that cat rubs against the owner frequently to leave its own smell on the owner instead of expressing affection and coquetry, and it is in essence a way of marking territory. Cat even wants to mark the owner as its own territory. Once the smell of another animal is sensed, it will get furious about the trespass and things can get worse if the cat is very proud.

As for the treatment of Belle, the pet psychologist did not use any medicine. She told Ms. Wu that after feeding stray cats outside, she should change her clothes and remove their smell before getting touch with her own pet.
What Medicine Can Be Used
Behavior Modification Instead of Specific Medicine
  Pet psychologist analyzes that only veterinary drugs can be used to treat pets and drugs for people cannot be applied to pets. “Drugs for people can trigger adverse reaction in pets. For example, some medicine to cure human cold like Contac can lead many cats and pets to over-excitement and even intoxication.” “The discipline of Pet Psychology is still in its infancy, and many people have no idea that pets can also develop psychological illness. Therefore, veterinary drugs to treat pet psychological illness are rare.” Psychologists say that the only drug for pet psychological illness is pet pacifier. Only when pets show sighs of agitation and over-excitement will pet hospital prescribe more medicine. More frequently, pet psychologists will tell the owner to modify their behavior to support the treatment after getting to know the reason for pet psychological disorders.
Diagnosis of Pet Illness

Look: Look direct into the eyes of the pet. Keep your line of sight parallel to that of the pet instead of looking down at the pet.

Smell: Stroke the pet’s head gently and observe its reaction and listen to its sound. Does the cat like to be close to people?

Question: When pets develop psychological illness, the reason can be found in the owner. Communicate with the owner earnestly and inquire if something unusual has happened recently.

Feel the pulse: When a pet rubs against the owner, it tries to leave its smell on the owner instead of expressing coquetry.

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