Annie and Eddie’s One Year Checkup
Is Your Cat Showing Signs of Illness?
Cats are genetically wired to hide any sign of weakness. This is not a sign of arrogance, quirkiness or being stubborn. It is from thousands of years of being both predator and prey. Cats both big and small know that weakness puts their lives in danger. Even though your house cat is not in danger of being attacked by a predator, their mind is telling them to be vigilant at all times.
For this reason, we as cat parents must keep a careful watch over our little loved ones. When you are petting your cat, take the time to really look at their ears, eyes, nose. Are their eyes clear and free of any unusual discharge? How about their ears? Is there any redness, debris or odor? The teeth and gum might be a bit trickier to check but in time with a gentle hand, your cat will let you look at their gums and teeth for any potential health problems.
When cats become sick, they rely on us to be on the look out and seek help. PetCareRx created this helpful chart that breaks down cat symptoms by area of the body, then tells you what each symptom could mean. I thought you might find it helpful too.