Beware of these symptoms meaning your cat might be sick
Cats in the wild have learned to hide their illness to protect themselves from predators. Although in a completely different environment away from lurking dangers, today’s house cats have also adopted this instinct to self-protect. As a cat owner, you should be sensitive to changes in your pet’s behavior to detect early any health issues your cat may have.
1. Vomiting or diarrhea
While occasional vomiting or coughing up a hairball is normal, your cat vomiting every few days is a concern that may be affecting your pet’s digestive system.
2. Appearing lethargic or no inclination to play
If your cat seems to be sleeping more than usual, lying around a lot or has a low energy level, there is probably something wrong with your pet that you should discover.
3. Sudden changes in eating or drinking habits
Diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, hyperthyroidism, or even intestinal cancers are possible health issues with your feline. In addition, if your pet lacks eating even for a few days, severe problems like fatty liver or hepatic lipidosis could be the issue.
4. Litter box issues
Litter box issues could indicate one or more disorders from urinary tract infection to kidney disease or bladder stones.
5. Limping or injuries
Trouble walking or jumping up are signs of an injury or a disorder like arthritis with your pet.
6. Bad breath
Bad breath in your pet is a strong indicator of dental issues, including periodontal disease or tooth pain. Dental diseases must be treated immediately to prevent more serious issues such as heart, kidney, or liver conditions.
7. Rapid breathing or shortness of breath
Changes in breathing, including wheezing, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and raspy breathing, may require you to take your pet cat to an emergency clinic.
8. Increased or less vocalization
These changes in your cat’s behavior may mean she is in pain, stressed, or bored. It is important to rule out health issues with your pet first before you explore the behavioral side of this particular issue.
Changes in your cat’s behavior and demeanor are indicators of something going on with your furry pet. Taking your pet cat to the vet is the most prudent action you can take to prevent any more serious health issues with your cat.
We all want what’s best for our family members, and it’s normal to be extra worried when we’re looking out for our pet’s health. So be sure to keep your baby’s vaccines up to date and provide clean water and regular food and, of course, lots and lots of love, and your kitty will be sure to live a long, happy, healthy life.
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