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Is my cat in pain?

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Because cats in the wild are preyed upon if they show signs of pain or illness cats will disguise pain until they cannot hide it for a minute longer.
Changes in behaviour are the most common early signs of pain. Contact us as soon as possible if you notice your cat:
  •  hiding or avoiding interaction with you or other pets
  • showing reduced interest in food
  • hesitating to jump or climb stairs
  • showing reduced activity or tiring rapidly during activity
  • having difficulty getting up, standing or walking
  • is not grooming normally
  • has changed urination or defecation habits
  • squinting
  • is hunched up or tucked up instead of curled up to sleep
  • is sensitive to touch, particularly if he or she vocalises when you pet
  • changes temperament eg becomes aggressive or crotchety

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