START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Top 5 Signs Your Cat May Need to Visit the Vet

  • 1 of 6
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.

  • 1 of 6

Read more: Cats, Everyday Pet Care, Pet Health, Pets, ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love


+ add your own
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!

8:24AM PST on Mar 8, 2012


6:20PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011


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


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I eat fake burgers, hot dogs, sausage, etc. I don’t care about GMOs or eating healthy. I don&…

My dog LOVES hummus!

This is my testimony about the good work of a man who helped me..My name is ANDREW CLARA and I base …

I love to eat all these things!


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!