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Diseases: symptoms and treatment

Pet owners must know their cat’s personality and ways very well in order to tell when something is wrong. Even though cats cannot actually tell us if they don’t feel well, subtle changes in their behaviour may give us definitive clues as to when they are ill.

Symptoms that something is wrong

  • Ears and nose: they should be pink, without any scabs or secretions.
  • Mouth: there should be no blisters, inflammations or excess saliva.
  • Breath, faeces and urine: bad breath and change in colour of urine and faeces can also be signs of digestive problems.
  • Loss of appetite: if cats stop eating, this may indicate the development of a certain disease.
  • Mood swings: whenever cats seem to be lethargic and weak or, conversely, unusually agitated, it is recommended that you visit the veterinarian. 

Treatment

If any of the above-mentioned symptoms arise, you should consult a specialist who can assess what may be going on with your cat and give a proper diagnosis.

If your vet recommends a certain medication, you should ideally mix it with food that your cat particularly likes or whose flavour is very intense and strong, so it overtakes the medicine’s bitter taste.

And remember that no matter how well you know your cat, you should never give them medicine without veterinary supervision. 

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