Cat owners will usually know their pets well enough to know just when something’s not right. It happens to be a byproduct of living in close proximity to your cat on a daily basis, and you can see when something changes in her demeanor or physical routine. If you notice any of these 10 health warning signs, you should seriously consider taking your cat to the vet for a check-up.
10. WEIGHT LOSS
A sudden and unexplained loss of weight may be a sign of many things, including cancer, kidney issues, diabetes or heart problems.
Regular and persistent coughing in cats are unusual. You should take your cat to the vet if he has a cough that persists.
Seizures in cats may come from poisoning or something wrong in the brain. A vet can determine if your cat ate something and try to correct the issue.
The occasional hairball is not a big deal at all. However, vomiting can indicate that there is too much hair in your cat’s throat. It can also be an indication of issues with the kidney!
Lethargy can manifest itself as laziness, delayed reactions, excessive sleep or drowsiness. Any and all of these symptoms might have an underlying cause, especially if your cat is lethargic for more than one day.
5. LOSS OF APPETITE
Changes in eating habits and not drinking enough water can easily point to nervousness, psychological changes or a response to a vaccination. If your cat doesn’t eat or drink enough, it may lead to serious health problems very quickly.
4. RED EYES
Red eyes could very well mean swelling in the eye, a bacterial infection or something as serious as glaucoma. The redness should be checked by a vet as soon as possible.
Diarrhea can come from a variety of sources, including allergies, worms, and other diseases. Take your kitty to the vet if diarrhea lasts for more than a day.
2. SKIN FLAKING
Skin flaking, when combined with excessive scratching or itching, can be caused by dermatitis or some other skin irritation. Parasites, fleas or an allergic reaction may also come into play with skin problems.
Disorientation normally occurs in senior cats. If your cat starts forgetting where the litter box is or doesn’t seem to understand you, it may indicate a neurological disorder.
You obviously love your cat and want everything to be okay, so always be mindful of their regular vet check-ups.