Greetings cat lovers… are you worried about that sleak tigress napping on your couch? Wondering if you’re seeing a few symptoms of illness in your normally active cat?
Have you noticed subtle changes in your elderly furry friend? Sometimes it’s something you can’t quite put your finger on that starts nagging at you.
Just as with people, subtle changes can be either normal life or indicate a major problem brewing.
Since cats instinctively hide pain and illness to survive in the wild, subtle changes can be symptoms of a serious illness that show up well before kitty is obviously miserable.
It can make her crouch in pain, hate being touched, and become a grumpy puss.
Be Your Kitty’s Detective
By being a litter box detective, getting familiar with her peeing and pooping habits, you’ll be able to catch any number of problems in the early stages, possibly saving your cat’s life and yourself a lot of money and heartache.
Use your detective eye when you pet or groom your cat as well. You’ll notice anything different like lumps, bumps, cuts, dandruff, flea dirt, and ticks. Done regularly, you’ll be catching things early, just as with litter box clues.
Regular Checkups Help Catch Illnesses Early
The best thing you can do is write down everything you’re wondering about and take your buddy to the vet. Your veterinarian should be your partner.
Working together as a team you’ll be able to deal with problems as they happen without panicking. Regular checkups are also a good way to catch problems early, just as for people.
The topics listed below are medical issues I’ll be snooping into… but for now, you can go to petmd.com to look up symptoms and get more information.
|Bacterial Infections||Cancer||Circulatory System Diseases|
|Digestive Problems||Ear Problems||Endocrine System Disorders|
|Eye Problems||Fungal Infections||Infectious Diseases|
|Mouth, Throat & Tooth Problems||Nasal Problems||Nervous System Disorders|
|Reproductive Problems||Skin and Fur Problems||Cat Urine Problems|
|Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside the Litter Box?||Deciphering Cat Pee Patterns||What Is a Tick?|