Lots of America’s cats could also be struggling in the course of the pandemic – and the issue may very well be an excessive amount of love.

“It’s all about stress habits 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 loads.

“Any change that’s uncommon, even when it’s a constructive change, could be demanding,” she says. “And cats who’ve been alone, however all of a sudden discover lots of people round due to the pandemic, that may very well be demanding. Canines thrive on all that further consideration, however cats? Not likely.”