When it’s time to call a vet…

Your proud sweet feline is losing weight or is unusually lethargic…he is throwing up or is showing an abnormal behaviour…do not wait, call your vet immediately…your feline is probably sick. Here’s how to know if your kitty needs a professional care.

Kitties can’t talk but as a pet parent, you can analyse when your kitty needs a professional veterinary care. Here’s a list to make it easier for you to know when to call a vet:

  • Hiding in a quiet, dark place
  • Is lethargic, sleeping more than usual
  • Yowling or crying
  • Has become quiet all of a sudden
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Unusual aggressiveness
  • Breathing problem
  • Sneezing or coughing
  • Has ticks or fleas
  • Has ear mites
  • Suffering from mange
  • Has yellow skin
  • Has bad breath
  • Cannot digest anything, throwing up
  • Has diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Very thirsty or not drinking water
  • Showing abnormal behaviour
  • Does not react when you touch or pick her up
  • Change in physical appearance
  • Cannot move easily
  • Lumps on the body
  • Taking more time to heal wounds, blemishes, etc
  • Has stopped grooming herself
  • Discharge from any body opening
  • Not urinating at all or blood in urine
  • Excessive urination
  • Excessive licking of genitals
  • Litterbox issues – change in colour or consistency of poop

…there may be many more. You know your kitty best, observe her regularly and contact your vet immediately if you find any abnormalities. Remember, early detection of cat illness symptoms increases the likelihood that treatment will be successful, besides cutting down on the vet bills.