20 Common Feline Symptoms That Sent Cats to the Vet
Cats get a variety of symptoms and a variety of diseases.
First, just what is a symptom? Many pet owners confuse symptom with the actual disease.
A symptom is defined as a physical sign or physical sensation that is evidence a disease is present. For example, vomiting is a symptom. Vomiting can result from a variety of diseases or problems such as diabetes can cause vomiting, as can liver disease, a urinary obstruction, diet changes, worms, eating something not digestible. Symptoms have a variety of possible causes.
Another example is limping. Limping is a symptom. A cat could limp because of a sprain, soft tissue injury, broken bone or…due to a broken nail.
Symptoms can guide your veterinarian toward a diagnosis or help your veterinarian decide which tests would be most helpful in your pet. For example, if your pet is limping, your veterinarian may need to perform an x-ray and may not do blood work.
Which Symptoms are Most Common in Cats?
These 20 symptoms that occur in cats account for over 35% of veterinary visits in the United States.
Here is the list of most common cat symptoms:
4. Weight loss
6. Anorexia/Decrease in appetite
10. Vomiting and diarrhea
11. Skin infection/lesions
12. Bloody urine
16. Skin Mass
19. Bloody stool
20. Not drinking/dehydration
Here is a complete guide to all cat symptoms, go to: Guide to Cat Symptoms
If your cat is experiencing any of the above symptoms – please see your veterinarian.