Cats are finicky animals. They can be loving one minute and running around your house like their tail is on fire the next. They have no boundaries and will walk all around your house, sometimes thinking your head is their pillow. Cats may be finicky and odd at times, they still look to you for all of their needs. One of those needs is figuring out if your cat isn't feeling well, as your cat isn't going to be able to tell you themselves. Read on for a few signs that your cat isn't feeling well.
1. Not Eating
If your cat isn't eating like they normally would, it may be an issue with their stomach or something else. If you typically give your cat dry food, you can try to switch to canned food that is moist and possibly easier on your cat's stomach and easier to chew. If you don't have canned food, try adding water to your cat's dry food to see if this helps. If your cat is continuing not to eat, take your cat to the veterinarian for a checkup.
2. Change In Water Intake
If your cat is drinking a lot of water, or if you cat isn't drinking any water at all, it can signify an issue. If your cat isn't drinking enough, your cat will eventually dehydrate and will become even more ill. If your cat is drinking too much water, your cat may be doing so because of an intestinal issue. If you notice changes in your cat's drinking habits, take note and discuss this with your cat's veterinarian.
If your cat is vomiting or has an increase in the amount of hairballs they have, it could be a sign of an issue. You can try to change up your cat's food to see if this helps. Use a food that is easier on the stomach. You can also talk to your veterinarian about what type of food is best for your cat.
4. Change In Stool
If your cat's stool has changed, it could be a sign of an internal condition. It may also be due to something your cat ingested and shouldn't have. Check your cat's stools to see if there is anything odd in them, and talk to your veterinarian for treatment options if necessary.
If your cat isn't feeling well, they aren't going to tell you, but you'll see the signs. Pay attention to these signs and get your cat to the veterinarian at your local animal hospital for a thorough exam.