We all know that cats love curling up in comfy nooks and crannies. However, if Fluffy is just testing out a new napping spot, she should emerge when she wakes up, or by dinnertime at the latest. Just like people, cats often withdraw when they don’t feel well. If your furball seems withdrawn, and doesn’t want to leave her hiding spot, she could be ill.
One great thing about cats is the fact that they are so clean. Fluffy may spend hours each day carefully grooming herself. However, if your kitty isn’t feeling well, she may forego her usual routine. It won’t be long before her fur starts to show the neglect. If your feline pal’s coat looks greasy, matted, or tangled, she could be sick.
We know, cats are full of cute quirks. If unusual behavior in and of itself was a warning sign, some of our furry patients would be visiting us daily! What you want to watch for is behavior that isn’t normal for your feline buddy. For instance, if Fluffy is usually talkative, and suddenly falls quiet, she may be ill. A cuddly cat that doesn’t want to be touched could also be sick.
Diarrhea, and/or changes in the color, amount, or texture of your kitty’s waste are all red flags. Straining to urinate can also be indicative of serious medical issues in cats, and warrants immediate emergency treatment. If Fluffy is having litterbox issues, contact your vet immediately.
Does your cat have any of these symptoms? Contact us, your Westminster, CO animal clinic, today!