August 17, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior
People just love their pets in the house and are willing to do whatever possible for the better heath of those lovely creatures. The cost involved doesn’t matter for many. Pets are not treated like animals and are treated as family members by most of the pet lovers. for some, the pets are more than their kids. Just like any other creature on earth the cats do get many health problems. This being the case the pet owner must know what to look for to find out that the cat is having health problem. The owner must know when to contact the veterinarian or take the animal to the hospital. If the cat not attended immediately, the situation may get worse soon.
Some people have opinion that once the cat gets disease, soon the other family members will get the health problems. Most of the diseases of the cat do not get transmitted to the human beings. But the tick and the flea infestation can trouble the children and other family members, hence that should be attended to very quickly. There are no tell-tale sings that can be noticed when the cats are ill. Cats are very strong minded animals and they won’t show any signs until the situation gets really unmanageable. This makes the reading complicated.
The pet owner must observe the cats very closely. Any change in the behavior should be spotted immediately. In case if you are having a female cat, never ignore the change in the behavior as mood swings. The cats that are very pugnacious may become very friendly all of a sudden or vice versa. The personality of the cat should never change, hence please do not ignore if any such thing is noticed in cat.
The change in appearance of the cat needs to be looked in to. The cat may put on weight or may loose weight suddenly. If there is no drastic change in the feed, then this kind of change in weight should not happen. The cat may lose its hair and if the same can not be attributed to old age and then there is cause for concern.
The change in eating habit can also indicate the health problem of the cat. At times the cat can over eat or may reduce their intake. Cats are very picky about their food. Unless the food was changed completely, there is no reason for the cat to refuse food. For any kind of the health problem, the food habit will be disturbed. Hence close observation of the food habit of the cat will help to find out the heath issue quickly.
Likewise the stool of the cat will give hell a lot of information about the health of the cat. The texture and consistency of the stool may give an indication about the health of the cat. The stool may be watery or hard. The color of the stool also needs to be watched to find out the disease problem if there is any.