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Top 5 Signs Your Cat May Need to Visit the Vet

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Top 5 Signs Your Cat May Need to Visit the Vet

By Laurie L. Dove, Animal Planet

Sometimes it’s obvious when your cat needs medical attention. If, for example, a passing vehicle or stray dog causes trauma to your cat, you wouldn’t hesitate to rush her to the veterinarian. The same goes for a seizure, eye injury or severe allergic reaction.

Sometimes, however, the need for medical attention isn’t as apparent — but it may be just as important. If your cat just doesn’t seem to be herself, it could signal a more serious problem. This is why being tuned in to subtle changes in your cat’s body or behavior is crucial — such knowledge could save your cat’s life.

What should you watch for? Everything from missing fur to refusing the litter box could be cause for alarm — or not. We’ll help you sort out the differences beginning on the next page.

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9:54AM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

Thanks for sharing, my Thori had a cold a few weeks ago, but I treated it with indirect infrared light, and within 2 or 3 days he was okay again, if not I´d have taken him to the vet!

7:38AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

molto utile, grazie

10:49PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Thanx for the article and I'm glad I'm not the only one that copy pastes Greg!

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8:31PM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

PS: TY Samantha for this really good article.

8:30PM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

Interesting comment, Terri B.
I also have 5 cats and if you came into my house, you wouldn't even know I have any. No cat-box stink. This comment is from people who visit and don't realize I have kitties. Their words, not mine.

I guess to each their own, but I wouldn't be without my cats, even if they don't provide my with yummy eggs. They do, however, like to bring me a nice, fat mousie every now and then. So, in their own cat way they do contribute. They also give me so much love, and that's priceless.

6:21PM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

Good info, thanks.

1:17AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Informative, thank you!

10:36AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011


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