• Cats and dogs can experience stress and anxiety, but sometimes it’s tough to detect.
  • Excessive yawning and shedding are potential signs of stress in dogs. 
  • Cats who have accidents outside of their litter box or who have a loss of appetite may be stressed out by their environment or fellow animals. 
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Keeping your pet well means being on the lookout for signs they might be uncomfortable or unhappy. And, like humans, animals can experience stress and anxiety.

Insider spoke with veterinarians to try and identify some of the most common signs of stress in cats and dogs, and how to help them feel better. 

Here are the top signs your pet might be feeling stressed or anxious, plus what you can do about it.