Cats are good at relaxing and living a lifestyle we can only dream of: play, eat and sleep. Unfortunately, if the cat is sick, it will make it uncomfortable. It is important to diagnose your cat if you are really ill.
Pay attention to how much your cat has slept. Sick cats will sleep more.
Check your cat’s body temperature for a fever. For this you need to use rectal thermometer. However, if she is upset, it is best to stop and give this to your veterinarian. Fahrenheit 99.5 degrees to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the normal temperature range, and anything above 102.5 years old is considered elevated, and more than 103 is a fever. If you have a fever, take your cat to the vet. A fever cat usually sleeps heavily and may refuse food. When you touch your finger at normal body temperature, its nose and ears may become dry and warm. Touching the ear is an inaccurate way to check body temperature. If the cat’s ears feel cool, it is impossible to have a fever.
Monitor the changes in cat litter box habits. Note: If blood or mucus is in the urine, or if the stool is hard and hard. If the cat has diarrhea or constipation, take it to the veterinarian for an initial examination.
Pay attention to your cat’s appetite. If you notice that your cat doesn’t eat much, or eats more than usual, it may be a bit abnormal. If your cat shows that the food of the day is not of interest, there may be a series of problems – eating food from neighbors, feeling sick, kidney problems. On the other hand, if your cat is suddenly extremely hungry, it may mean health problems. If your cat refuses to eat for more than 24 hours, have him/her pass a veterinary examination to correct potential problems before he/she has complications.
Check if your cat is dehydrated. Be wary of changes in the behavior of cats drinking water. In many cases, it causes thirst, such as infection, certain types of kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes. You can also have a medical examination. Carefully and gently grasp the skin between his/her shoulder blades. Pull the skin off his/her body (again, very soft) and let go. If your cat’s skin does not return to its original position immediately, he/she is likely to be dehydrated and should be taken to the veterinarian.
Pay attention to your cat’s weight and body contours. Any change in weight is important and should go to the vet. Sudden and even gradually losing weight may be a sign of disease. If you have any doubt then check weight of your cat once a week at home
Pay attention to the activity level of the cat. Drowsiness, or lack of energy, can indicate fever, difficulty breathing, or cats in pain. If the cat is lethargic and breathing faster, he/she should go to the vet. Pay attention to the character of your cat. If your cat is very tired and loses interest in exercise and daily activities, this indicates that your pet is malnourished or sick.
Listen to breathing problems. If your cat breathes quickly, is shallow, or has a mouth open and has no effort, you should take your cat to the vet. You should also try to measure the intensity of the cat’s breathing. If you notice his/her abdominal muscles bulging, look at the vet for breathing. Sometimes it confuses, snoring the breathing rate (which makes it faster, so it appears) counting her breath when he/she is not or falling asleep. The cat’s normal breathing rate is about 20 to 30 breaths per minute, and should be at a lower level when relaxed.
Pay attention to the head tilt, dizziness or disorientation. All of these may be symptoms of a neurological disorder or an ear infection. If it does, your cat should be taken to the veterinarian immediately.
Train your cat regularly to check for new bumps or bumps. Most lumps or abscesses are benign, but if there is exudation or tenderness, you need to check.
Look at the mouth of your cat. Specifically, look for any discoloration in the gums. If you notice your cat’s gums, especially those with black gum, become very pale, then your cat may be sick. You should also smell the cat. If there is a strange smell that is not caused by your feeding cat, then there may be problems.
Check if your cat is fleas. Pay attention to excessive scratching, which may be the performance of fleas. If you see your cat often itching, you need to do a spot check. Look for a comb and pass it through the cat’s fur. Look for small, fast-moving brown spots (ie fleas) especially on your cat’s neck and tail. You can also check that the flea cat is combing a blank sheet of paper. You can see the fleas on the comb or the fleas on the paper.