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Sick Cat: Hard-to-Miss Symptoms

There’s nothing worse than realizing your pet cat is sick. To see him/her having a hard time dealing with an illness can feel like torture at times.

You may even end up wishing that you were the one who’s feeling under the weather instead of your pet.

Thankfully, some of the symptoms indicating that your cat is not feeling well are quite obvious. These signs will likely catch your attention even if you don’t watch over your cat 24/7.

Without further ado, let’s highlight these obvious signs and learn about what they could mean.

Litter Box Issues

Cats are typically very particular about how they handle their waste. They like to bury things and keep them in hidden, so when a puddle of urine or another form of waste gets left in an unusual location, take that as a hint that something may be wrong.

Your cat failing to urinate inside the litter box could be a sign that he/she feels that it’s dirty or it could also be an indicator of some kidney or urinary tract ailment. A cat having difficulty urinating is another possible sign that some health problems have emerged.

Unusual bowel movements could be signs of trouble as well. If you’ve noticed that the bowel movements are larger than normal, it may be time to take your cat to a vet.

Food Bowls Barely Touched

When you’re feeling sick, you probably don’t feel like eating a lot. The same thing can happen to your cat.

Even the most voracious consumer of cat food can have his/her appetite affected by an illness. Make it a point to check on your cat’s food bowl regularly to see if his/her appetite has changed.

There’s a chance that mostly full food bowls are signs that your cat has grown tired of his/her food, but it’s best to err on the side of caution here and treat it as a symptom of something more serious.

Sudden Weight Loss/Gain

As a result of your cat no longer eating like he/she used to, you may notice some weight loss. If those two symptoms emerge at the same time, don’t hesitate to bring your cat to the vet.

On the other hand, while your cat suddenly gaining weight is not necessarily a sign that he/she is sick, it could still lead to that. A variety of physical ailments can affect your cat if his/her frame has to suddenly support more weight. Taking your cat in for a check-up at that point is a good idea.

Sometimes, you don’t even have to look carefully to see that your cat is not his/her usual self. Cats are creatures of habit. If something has significantly changed, chances are it’s related to something more serious.

Thankfully, there are obvious symptoms for you to watch out for, meaning you have the opportunity to take action right away.

If you can’t be with your cat to monitor signs of illness, you can count us at TAILored Cat Services to help. We will keep a close eye on your beloved cat and let you know right away if something’s wrong. To find out more about our services, please feel free to call 425-923-7791 or peruse our website.



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