Cats are very good at hiding illnesses so subtle changes in your cat's behavior may be the only clue there is a problem.
Watch for these changes...
- Changes in Appetite or Water Consumption
Everyone knows loss of appetite is abnormal, but increased appetite or thirst can also be signs of illness.
- Changes in or Inappropriate, Waste Elimination
Cat's kidneys are normally very efficient. Increase in the volume of urine as well as frequenting the box or small amounts of urine produces are cause for concern.
A change, increase or decrease in your cat's normal pattern of activity could be an indication of illness. Notice interaction with the family. Observe the time and place spent napping as well as grooming habits.
Often it is difficult to notice a gradual weight loss, especially if the appetite is good.
Most owners know what is "normal behavior" for their cat. Any changes may be a sign of illness and should be addressed. If you notice any changes in your cat's behavior contact Chestnut Hill Cat Clinic at 215-247-9560 to schedule an exam to discuss your concerns.