Spotting the signs of pain or illness in your cat can be quite tricky. A cat will hide these signs quite well from his owner as it is instinctive. Showing signs of weakness puts a cat in a vulnerable position so often he will not show any outward signs until the pain or ill health is quite severe.
However, there are ways you can detect pain or ill health in your cat quite early on. If your cat is displaying any of the following behaviours, he may be in pain.
- Hiding away. Your cat may decide to avoid you by sleeping in places he normally doesn’t.
- Immobility. Not being so agile and reluctance to jump up on higher surfaces.
- Over grooming. Cats use this as a way of coping with the stress of pain or anxiety. He may constantly lick at himself.
- Change in behaviour. Your cat may suddenly become aggressive as a result of pain.
- Change in toileting habits. If your cat starts to toilet in inappropriate areas.
- Change in feeding habits or drinking water.
We have a dedicated team of staff that can help with spotting the signs of pain or illness In Your cat and any problems you are experiencing with your feline friends. Call us today and we will endeavour to help you.