If you are a cat owner then you will know the absolute joy a pet cat can bring to a household. They are playful, cuddly, and cute. The sound of a cat purring and the simple action of petting a cat has even been proven to have therapeutic benefits. If fed well, and looked after properly, your pet cat will be your best friend for a very long time.
One of the best ways to take care of your feline friend is to be aware of the telltale signs that all may not be well. According to experienced vets in Surrey and nearby areas, here are some signs that you have to watch out for:
Runny Nose or Eyes
If your cat has a visibly runny rose or their eyes appear to be weeping or are crusty then this could be a sign that they need to visit a vet. These could just be symptoms of a cold and clear up on their own; however, if your cat’s eyes or nose doesn’t get any better after a few days then it could be a sign of something worse—which a vet can skillfully diagnose.
It is completely natural for your cat to shed a little fur as they lick themselves; however, if you notice large bald patches then this could be a sign of a ringworm infection. If your pet has ringworm you will need treatment from a vet to cure it. A large amount of fur loss can also indicate allergic reactions, a skin infection, or even thyroid disease.
We all know that cats can be lazy creatures and most like nothing better than to doze the day away in a patch of sunshine. If your cat becomes unresponsive, however, and would rather sleep than eat or drink, then they need to be taken to a vet immediately.
Change in Toilet Habits
If your cat’s litter tray is clean and they seem to be refusing to use it or are going to toilet in unusual places around the home (where they hadn’t before) then this could be a sign that your pet isn’t feeling well. You should also check that your cat is urinating on a regular basis.
Nine Signs You Need to Take Your Cat to the Vet, Catster
Top 5 Signs Your Cat May Need to Visit the Vet, Animal Planet