8 Signs that Your Cat May Be Sick

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1. Changes in Appetite 

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A sudden increase or decrease in appetite can be a sign of illness. If your cat is eating significantly less or more than usual, it may be cause for concern. 

2. Weight Changes 

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Significant weight loss or gain without a clear reason (such as a change in diet) can indicate a health issue. 

3. Lethargy 

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If your cat is unusually lethargic, less active, or seems to lack interest in things they used to enjoy, it could be a sign of illness. 

4. Changes in Litter Box Habits 

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Pay attention to your cat's litter box behavior. Straining to urinate, frequent trips to the litter box, or changes in stool consistency can signal health problems. 

5. Vomiting or Diarrhea 

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Occasional vomiting may not be unusual for cats, but if it becomes frequent or is accompanied by other concerning symptoms, it's a reason for a vet visit. 

6. Coughing or Sneezing 

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Persistent coughing, sneezing, or nasal discharge may indicate respiratory issues or allergies. 

7. Changes in Grooming Habits 

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If your cat is grooming excessively or neglecting their grooming routine, it could be a sign of discomfort or illness. 

8. Behavioral Changes  

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Look for unusual behavior like hiding, aggression, excessive vocalization, or changes in social interactions with other pets or humans. 

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