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3 Signs Your Cat Needs a Vet Visit

Published on October 4th, 2018

With humans, it’s easy to tell when a visit to the doctor is necessary. However, with cats, the signs that something is wrong may be subtler. They instinctively hide their pain as a defense mechanism to survive in the wild. As pet owners, it is important that we are aware of our pet’s behaviors, so we can properly take care of them! You can rely on our team at our animal hospital near Norridge to examine your cat whether it’s an emergency situation or something simply seems off. If you notice any of the following, visit us as soon as possible.

A Change in Appetite

If your cat doesn’t feel right, they may not eat as much. But it is important to note that some illnesses may cause your cat to eat more than usual. Monitor how much your cat eats to help determine how they are feeling. The same goes for water; suddenly being very thirsty may be a sign that of diabetes or kidney disease.

A Change in Litter Box Habits

Pay attention to your cat’s litter box habits; are they going more or less often than usual? Or maybe they are crying or whimpering when they go; this could be a sign of a urinary tract infection or a blockage of some sort. It is best to visit our animal hospital near Norridge when you notice something is off.

You Have a Gut Feeling

If you keep repeatedly thinking to yourself that something is off with your cat’s behavior, this is a sign that something is probably wrong. Trust your instincts! You will be happy that you did even if nothing is wrong after all.

Please call us at 773-725-0260 to schedule an appointment with our animal hospital near Norridge!

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