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How do I know if my cat is in pain? What can I do?

How do I know if my cat is in pain? What can I do?

How do I know if my cat is in pain? What can I do? Signs that don’t deceive,

Cats are often very secret animals, even more so when hiding their pain. Added to this is that it is difficult to understand the nature of their evil when they suffer. But don’t panic; you don’t necessarily have to be a feline behaviour specialist to know if your cat is trying to hide its suffering. Spotting the right signs is enough!


Cats tend to hide their pain

Spotting changes in behaviour

Signs to watch out for

Cats tend to hide their pain

Like all domestic animals, cats were once wild beings who managed independently in the wild. And, of course, domestication didn’t erase all the traits that cats used to survive. Hunting is, for example, a perfect example of this!

But that’s not all because it’s customary to say that cats don’t show when they’re in pain. This behaviour would be directly inherited from their genetic heritage because showing its weakness – in the wild – was often synonymous with making it easily attachable. To avoid becoming prey, cats have incorporated hiding any signs of pain. What does not suit their owners today …

Spotting changes in behavior

How do I know if my cat is in pain? What can I do?

Each cat is different and has its function: of all the signs identified, it is perhaps sure that you observe daily in your cat. In this case, if the latter is healthy, there is nothing to worry about. It is when there is an evolution in one’s behaviour (aggressiveness, eating habits, excessive grooming, etc.) that one must begin to show attention.

These signs of pain are, above all, changes in your cat’s habits or attitudes. If he starts doing something that doesn’t look like him or, on the contrary, stops some of his habits, it can be a sign of an evil being. As the owner of your cat, you are the best person to watch and spot these changes and to report them to your veterinarian if your cat’s condition requires consultation.

Signs to watch out for

Scientists conducted a study to observe the most common behaviours in sick cats. Be careful to correct your judgment: not all of them are indicators of pain, but they have been most often observed in suffering cats:

•He is discreet, hides flee any form of company or even play

•On the other hand, he constantly searches for the company

•The attitude of physical and psychological withdrawal

•He shows an unusual aggressiveness (whistling, scratching, grunting…)

•Her meows are more insistent

•It breathes faster or slower

•His head is low, and his body is bent

•His eyes are often closed or half-closed

•It no longer grooms itself or conversely grooms itself excessively

•He excessively licks part of his body

•Some parts of his body are sensitive when you touch them

•Difficulty moving, walking, or jumping, different gait

•Weight loss or gain

•He doesn’t eat like he used to.

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Written by toulziz

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