Symptoms of Illness in Your Cat

Skye Blake on the hunt for information about cats
Paw prints coming forward

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?

calico cat meowing

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

veterinarian examining cat

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.

The underlined category “Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside the Litter Box? takes you to more helpful info on dealing with that frustrating situation.

Bacterial InfectionsCancer Circulatory System Diseases
Digestive ProblemsEar Problems Endocrine System Disorders
Eye ProblemsFungal InfectionsInfectious Diseases
Mouth, Throat & Tooth Problems Nasal ProblemsNervous System Disorders
Reproductive Problems Skin and Fur ProblemsCat Urine Problems
Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside the Litter Box?Deciphering Pee PatternsCleaning Cat Urine