Cats have no way of telling us how they feel, so how do you know if your cat needs to see the vet?
As your cat’s owner, you are able to get to know your cat more thoroughly than anyone else. The better you know your cat, the more aware you’ll be of changes in their activity levels, bowel movements, eating habits and more. In our last blog, we talked about several changes that indicate the need for your cat to see the vet. Today, our veterinarian in North Merrick will be finishing this blog series with these last few signs that your cat needs to see the vet:
#5. Changes in grooming habits.
Normally, cats spend a large portion of their day grooming themselves. If your car suddenly stops grooming, or you notice that their coat has become greasy, matted or unkempt, it could be a sign of depression or arthritis, among other issues. However, if your cat has started to groom just one stop excessively, they may have a skin irritation, such as mites or fleas.
#6. Changes in behavior.
Behavioral changes are a red flag in many cats. If your once social cat has suddenly become isolated, he or she could be experiencing emotional or physical problems. Schedule an appointment for your cat if you notice any sudden changes in behavior.
Although we’ve gone over many signs that your cat needs to see the vet, it’s also important to listen to your gut. If something seems off or wrong with your cat, it’s always a good idea to contact the vet.