Every parent wants their cat to grow up healthy and strong, and the biggest headache is of course when the little one at home is sick. Parents must know how to carefully observe the small details of their cat’s life, often some small details are the cat telling you “mommy I’m sick”.
Pay attention to your cat’s daily life, find out all kinds of problems in time, and nip the disease in the cradle so that your cat can grow up healthy and strong. What is your cat doing to tell you that it is sick?
When you come home and find your beloved cat does not gleefully come to welcome you, but hides in the den by itself; when you take out its favorite toy, it does not jump up excitedly; when you come to its side and gently call it, it does not make any response …… cat’s lack of energy is telling you that it is sick.
A cat’s lack of energy is a precursor to many diseases. When a cat is slow, introverted and unresponsive, you must pay attention to its other reactions to determine the condition.
Dry and Feverish Nose
A healthy cat’s nose is moist and cold, except when the cat is sleeping and just waking up, if the cat’s nose is dry it means the cat is not very comfortable. If the cat’s nose is hot in addition to dry, take the cat’s temperature immediately, the cat is likely to have a fever.
Loss of Appetite
When a cat suddenly has a loss of appetite or a sudden increase in food consumption, it indicates an abnormality in the cat’s body. A milder disease is hairball disease, and a serious disease is diabetes (sudden increase in food consumption but weight loss).
Abnormal Respiratory Tract
Cats with respiratory symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing and difficulty breathing, may have problems with the nasal bronchus or a cold.
Vomiting is also one of the most important signs of cat illness, the owner should pay attention to observe, if the cat’s spirit and appetite are normal after vomiting, it is usually just a hairball, do not care; if the vomiting continues, you should prohibit food and water for 24 hours and feed lactase.
If the vomiting disappears and returns to normal after fasting and feeding, it should be a small gastroenteritis caused by misfeeding and no need to seek medical attention, but if the vomiting continues and worsens, seek medical attention immediately.
When a cat has the symptom of drooling, pay attention to the cat’s mouth, the causes of drooling are ingestion of foreign objects (such as chicken bones, needles and other sharp objects), oral ulcers, etc. In serious cases, it may be feline leukemia.
When a cat is afraid to land on all fours or limp, it may be a thorn in the foot if it is mild, or a fracture if it is severe.
Exposed Third Eyelid
When a cat is sleeping, if you peel back its eyelids you can see a white membrane attached to the eyeball, this membrane is called the third eyelid. When a cat has a fever or is severely weakened, the third eyelid will be exposed.
Constipation, Diarrhea, Abnormal Stools
When a cat is constipated or has diarrhea, it can be observed at home first. Constipation can be fed with cooking oil, and constipation for more than 3 days should be treated with an enema, refer to the cat Seven de-sexing diary on constipation; diarrhea can be fed with mommy’s love, but if the diarrhea does not stop, you need to seek immediate medical attention; abnormal stools include green stools, stools with worms, etc., usually caused by parasites, parents should not take it lightly.
Urinary Closure, Frequent Urination and Incontinence
Once a cat, especially a male cat, has a urinary tract problem, parents must pay attention to it immediately because once a cat holds urine for more than 24 hours, it can cause azotemia or even kidney failure and uremia, and the consequences are very serious. Cat urinary tract diseases can lead to a healthy life if treated promptly, but if the condition is delayed, it can be a great threat to the cat’s life.
Cat parents should always pay attention to their own baby’s health, to do timely treatment of diseases, so that small diseases do not become big diseases, so that cats can live a long and healthy life.