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How to tell if your cat is sick?

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When a cat is sick or suffering from a specific cat health problem, it might be hard to see it at a first glance. Here’s a list of some symptoms that may indicate your cat is suffering from ill health and should see a vet:

  • Toileting outside the litter tray
  • Excessive drinking
  • More frequent urination
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Changes in appetite - not eating or eating much more than normal
  • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • Loss of coat condition, including bald patches, sore skin, dandruff or the cat is scratching
  • Excessive grooming
  • Not eating or eating much more than normal
  • Excessive vocalisation
  • Blood in urine, faeces, vomit or saliva
  • Having trouble moving around or limping
  • Behavioural changes
  • If paws, eyes, ears or mouth look sore, swollen or are discharging
  • Your cat is lethargic and less lively than normal
  • Not willing to play or interact
  • Cat feels excessively warm or cold
  • Your cat has vomited more than once
A decreased appetite can be a sign your cat is ill.
Here’s a list of some symptoms that may indicate your cat is suffering from ill health and should see a vet
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