18 Behavioural Signs To Know If Your Cat Is Unwell

21/3/2016

A study published by Plos One now shows what behavioural signs to look out for to know if your cat is unwell. Published this year by experts in veterinary medicine, 19 cats participated in the groundbreaking study.Their aim was to teach cat parents how to know if their feline friend is in pain.And it turns out there are quite a few signs to look out for.If your cat is showing signs of any of these types of abnormal behaviour, don't hesitate to take them to the vet:

1. Your cat is limping.

chat-pattes-neige

Source : @Tambako The Jaguar 

2. Your cat is finding it hard to jump.

chat-roux-saut

Source : @Akimasa Harada

3. Your cat is walking abnormally.

chat-marche-feuilles

Source : @Tambako The Jaguar

4. Your cat is reluctant to move.

chat-dort-portrait

Source : @Ella Mullins

5. Your cat no longer grooms itself.

chat-langue-toilette

Source : @play4smee

6. Your cat is less playful.

chat-balle-jeu

Source : @Kristof Borkowski

7. Your cat has a loss of appetite.

cat-eat-cute

 Source: @stanze

8. Your cat is generally less active.

chat-fatigue-repos

Source : @ecksunderscore

9. Your cat is rubbing up less towards people.

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Source : @tOrange.

10. Your cat is having trouble urinating.

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Source : @steve p2008

11. Your cat has adopted a hunched up posture.

chat-recroqueville-roux

Source : @Jeremy Chan

12. Your cat's weight has shifted.

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Source : @Norman Hammer

13. Your cat is frequently licking a particularly body region.

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Source : @zaimoku_woodpile

14. Your cat is blinking more than usual, or keeps his eyes closed.

funny-cat-cligne-yeux

Source : @zhouxuan12345678

15. Your cat's feeding behaviour has changed.

funny-cat-dont-like-food

Source : @tobi_dk

16. Your cat is avoiding the light.

chat-a-la-fenetre

Source : @norsez

17. Your cat is growling and more unfriendly.

beautiful-grey-cat

Source : @K-nekoTR

18. Your cat's general mood seems to have changed.

chat-gros-plan-regard

 Source : @Josh Proctor

NB. This list indicates the first symptoms to notice if your cat is unwell. Bear in mind - this only applies if this sort of behaviour in your cat is rare and infrequent.

Featured image: @rawbin underwater / Via: Plos One

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