How To Tell If Your Cat Is Sick
Unfortunately, when your cat is sick, it can’t tell you so it’s up to you as a pet owner to train yourself to be observant. A good way to keep tabs on your pet’s health is to make an informal, physical exam part of your weekly cat-care routine. You may actually make it easier for your veterinarian to treat your cat because you will be bringing your pet in to see him or her before an illness has progressed too far.
Outlined below are some basic areas to evaluate in assessing your cat’s health.
Eyes, Ears, Nose and Mouth: The eyes of a healthy cat are clear, bright and free of redness or discharge. The nose should be cool and moist, with no secretions. The ears should be clean and dry, with pale pink skin inside and on the external flaps, and there may be a small amount of clear or dark wax in them.