Fast Facts and Warning Signs

Symptoms of a sick Cat

When You Should Consult a Vet

Although every feline illness isn't life threatening, there are definitely times when a vet's expertise is required. How can you tell the difference

The following symptoms may occur:

  • Your cat is unresponsive.
  • The illness lasts more than 24-36 hours.
  • Symptoms dramatically increase or multiply.
  • Your cat is in obvious pain.
  • Your cat is struggling to breathe.
  • Your cat is bleeding profusely.
  • Your cat is unable to have bowel movements or urinate.
  • Your cat refuses to eat for more than 48 hours.
  • Your cat stops drinking.

Generally speaking, use your own common sense and intimate knowledge of your cat's normal behavior to guide you. If your intuition is telling you it's time to head to the clinic, do so without hesitation.

Final Caution

Only a certified veterinarian is qualified to render a diagnosis for a sick cat, so never hesitate to take your pet to the vet when treatment is needed. You can do more damage by either waiting or trying to treat an illness by yourself

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