8 Signs of Cat Illness

Sign #1: A Change in Appetite or Thirst

If a cat refuses to eat or drink, this often means the cat is in pain or is otherwise feeling poorly.

Contrary to popular belief, most cats are not finicky eaters.

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Watch for changes, such as an increase or decrease, in a cat’s food intake. Eating too much or too little can potentially signify disease. For example, eating less than usual can signify an internal illness or possibly even a dental problem. On the other hand, an increased appetite might suggest testing for diabetes or hyperthyroidism.  We’ve recently written a post to highlight 9 common household foods which are toxic to your cat and can cause symptoms of illness.  Find it here:  Foods Your Cat Should Never Eat

If a cat has increased thirst, especially when accompanied by increased urination, this can point to issues like diabetes or kidney disease.

 

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