One of the things pet owners worry about the most is how to tell if their pet needs to go see the veterinarian. After all, animal can’t necessarily verbalize to tell us how they are feeling, if they are feeling sick, etc. It’s up to us as cat owners to keep an eye and ear out for any signs that they need to seek medical attention. While some are pretty self explanatory, there are other things to think about underneath the surface that you may not necessarily think about.
Here are signs you need to take your cat to the vet:
– Your cat is bleeding. This one seems like a no-brainer, but if you cat is bleeding from its eyes and/or eyes, or blood is spurting from your cat’s body at any point, it’s time to take them to the vet.
– Your cat has difficulty breathing. If your kitty is experiencing labored breathing or wheezing, it’s possible they are having an asthma attack, heart problems and/or a serious allergic reaction.
– Your cat has abdominal pain. If your cat is doubled over and is crouched over instead of in a relaxed position, it could be one of the following: a urinary tract infection, organ disease, a blockage of his digestive tract, or internal bleeding.
– Your cat is vomiting. Be aware and wary if your cat is vomiting more than once an hour, most especially if the vomit is coming up bloody. It’s possible it swallowed a foreign object or it could be suffering from liver or kidney disease. Intestinal disturbances and poisoning are also causers of frequent vomiting.
– Your cat is staggering. If your kitty is walking around like a zombie, it could be a middle-ear infection, neurological disorder, or poisoning.
– Your cat has difficulty urinating. If your feline is pacing back and forth or crying in pain while trying to urinate, call your vet right away. It’s serious and especially in male cats, these can be signs of a potentially fatal urinary blockage.