Thursday, March 18, 2010

Signs of Cat Illness

The initial indication that your pet cat is unwell is a change in its usual behavior patterns. For example, an active cat becomes inactive and is noted to be sleeping more and refuses to eat. Note also changes in the cat's physical appearance and movements. If the stealth-like movements of your cat be com clumsy or awkward then your cat might be unwell.

Look for the following signs of illness in a cat"

- unusual behavior (inactivity and reclusion)
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- excessive grooming
- excessive drinking of water
- regurgitation of food
- difficulty in breathing
- loose stools
- cloudy eyes
- awkward movement
- poor balance
- excessive vocalization