If there’s one living being who lives a more laid-back life (having fun, eating and sleeping) that everyone dreams of, well it’s the cat. Yet illness can harm that dream life. Be careful, some signs are misleading while others such as changes in behavior, temperature, appearance, attitude or food and dehydration… can suggest a disease.
5 Signs That Your Cat Is Sick
Is your cat trying to hide from you? Does he adopt excessive sleep? Or does it show a:
This should attract your attention especially if your cat, being used to being by your side, suddenly moves away from you. He becomes silent when he has a habit of meowing, he is lethargic when he is usually very active… so beware.
Do not hesitate to take your feline’s temperature by gently inserting the thermometer lubricated with petroleum jelly or oil into his rectum if you suspect that it is rising (over 40 ° C) or falling (less than 37.5 ° C). This predicts that he is not doing well, as the normal temperature of an adult cat should be between 38 and 39 ° C.
Change in appearance?
Your cat has, for example, matted, oily hair or refuses to wash. The latter is also an evocative sign of disease, because the coat is the mirror of the health of cats.
Change of attitude?
It is still a suspicious sign if you notice that your feline no longer goes to his litter box or goes there too much … He must be examined as soon as possible also if he meows in front of his litter box, because he may be suffering from Feline Urological Syndrome ( Suf) very common in the cat world.
Dietary change and dehydration?
When your call your boy cat names and share some food but he refuses to eat his usual foods or eats excessively, you shouldn’t take your eyes off him, as this must be a sign that he is not doing well. He may also suffer from dehydration from not drinking water for 10 hours.
Quickly consult a veterinarian
When you notice any of these changes in your cat, don’t wait for the worst to see the vet. You should be wary especially when you notice that your cat wants to hide. Your pet should always be watched so as not to delay the diagnosis or make a simple case worse.
The main thing is to always listen to your cat’s behaviour and as soon as one of these signs appears, you must make an appointment with your veterinarian without hesitation. If you have already taken out insurance for your feline, the veterinary consultation fees are the responsibility of your insurer in whole or in part.