Can a cat be bi-polar?

  • Is it possible for a cat to be bi-polar and what can be done?

  • Hey there Jamie, I'm Linda, a vet with 10 years of clinical experience.


    While you might read some articles mentioning bipolar disorder in cats online, I'm not aware of any real data existing around the subject and have never experienced it or heard of it in my career.


    Certainly, cats have a range of personalities and behavioural issues. They do also inherit certain traits and propensities from each parent and can be more likely to act in certain ways in certain situations, compared to other cats.


    If you want to discuss what your cat has been doing, I can try to help with this.

    More intense or worrying behaviors should also be discussed with her vet and we'd also consider consulting a feline behaviorist.

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