Just like people, cats can get depressed too. The only difference is that cats can’t express their depression in the same way that humans do by overindulging in alcohol, drugs, or other destructive types of behavior.
Instead, cats may exhibit their depression in different ways such as suddenly becoming more needy and clingy, scratching your furniture or your hands, or refusing to use the litter box. If you think your cat is depressed, chances are good you’ll get depressed just at the thought of trying to keep your cat happy while you work and pay all of its bills. If anyone has a reason to be depressed, it’s the cat owner.