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Behavior Changes That Need Veterinary Attention

Cats are great at hiding signs of pain or illness. But if cat parents are observant enough, certain changes in behavior can signal that something is awry and may need prompt medical intervention. Here are some behavior changes in cats that need an appointment with your vet right away. 

Change in appetite 

A cat that suddenly stops eating or not eating much, becoming too finicky, eating more than usual, and engaging in pica (eating non-food items) may be suffering from a serious health problem. 

Change in litter box habits 

Inappropriate elimination or potty accidents, frequent urination and/or increase in the amounts of voided urine, diarrhea, constipation, inability to urinate, etc. should all be checked out by a veterinarian. 

Change in sleeping patterns 

A cat may suddenly be sleeping more or less, or may engage in night-time vocalization and sleeping the day away. Any of these signs warrant an appointment with a veterinarian. 

Other behavior changes that need to be checked out by a veterinarian care Savannah, GA the soonest possible time include changes in grooming habits, increased or different vocalization, and unexplained changes in weight.

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