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Does Your Cat Get Depression in Winter? Light Therapy Can Help

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

- 1932 days ago -
Winter's shorter days can cause seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, in cats. Here's what to look for

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Kit B (276)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 7:47 am

Good idea - though mine are too busy to get depressed.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:30 am
Mine don't get depressed.

Valentina R (12)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:08 am
Sounds silly.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:11 am
mine get soooo much attention they wouldnt have time to be bored!!

. (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 2:58 pm
The winter does have an effect on my middle cat to a degree. I find him in the window more often,and he is looking for much more attention than usual. I know he misses his afternoon sunbath in the afternoon.

Natalie V (27)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:20 pm

Shawna S (45)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:01 pm
My little girl gets "sad" this time of the year. She sleeps more. I open curtains, blinds and windows. She loves it. If she'll go outside (she's not a fan of rain or snow), I let her out into her fenced space. I engage in play activity to keep her happy. Another thing that works for your feline friends...and humans too... are daylight bulbs. These light bulbs emit the same light as natural daylight and help stimulate mood :")

MmAway M (505)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 10:02 pm
Don't have cats now, but do think it is great also for my rescue! Thanks!

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:47 am
mine's to busy playing and getting into trouble to be depressed.

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 1:42 pm
Ours have a different routine in winter. They play much more and seek more attention than in the summer when they're in the yard.
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