Investigation on Identifying Difficulties Related to Isolation in Household Cats

  • Ranjana, Ramkumar Krishnamoorthy, Shaikh Adil
Keywords: Separation-Related Problems (SRP), Household Cats, Feline Calicivirus (FCV), Multiple Correspondence Analyses (MCA)


Recognizing and avoiding separation-related problems (SRP) in companion animals has an impact on animal wellbeing and the strength of human-pet bonds. An assortment of behavioral and physiological signs known as the SRP are shown when an animal is separated from its attachment person. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a survey for cat owners that would aid them in recognizing SRP symptoms and to determine if there was a correlation between the frequency of SRP and the cats' management practices. We looked at the correlations between SRP and feline personality qualities, as well as those of their owners, their environments and their managers. Concurrent conventional and molecular testing was performed on samples taken from 118 adult cats that did not have otitis externa. Out of the 118 animals that were examined, 59 of them, or 14% of the total, displayed one or more of the actions that were used to calculate SRP. The majority of the reported behaviors among the cats under study (23.73%, 14/59) were destructive. Depressive apathy (27.12, 16/59), excessive vocalization (32.20%, 19/59), aggression (15.25%, 9/59), agitation anxiety (16.95%, 10/59) and, less frequently, elimination issues (faces) (28.81%, 17/59) were the following most common behaviors. It might be challenging to identify separation anxiety in domestic cats since there is a shortage of information on the condition. This study's questionnaire might serve as a foundation for future studies by assisting in the identification of the primary behaviors in cats that are likely associated with SRP.


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Ranjana, Ramkumar Krishnamoorthy, Shaikh Adil. (2024). Investigation on Identifying Difficulties Related to Isolation in Household Cats. Revista Electronica De Veterinaria, 25(1), 60-69. Retrieved from