The loss of a pet can cause grief no matter the circumstances surrounding
it. When pet owners believe their animals to be healthy, though,
pet deaths can be especially traumatic. Cats, in particular, can often hide symptoms
of serious illness, so it is up to owners to monitor their behavior and
look for unusual changes. If you are a cat owner, the following information
can prove essential in preventing the premature loss of your furry friend.
Many cats take special care to keep themselves clean. If you notice that your cat
no longer attends to his grooming needs, it may be because of an undiagnosed medical condition. Paying too much
attention to his appearance may also indicate a health problem. If your
cat’s grooming activities lead to skin inflammation or fur loss,
he may be in distress or discomfort.
Pet deaths are sometimes preceded by a change in diet. If you find that
your cat no longer finishes his bowl of food or incessantly cries for
more food, he may be suffering from a serious condition. Though it may
be difficult to ascertain just how much your cat drinks throughout the
day, his thirst levels may also point to an undiagnosed illness. Regularly
monitor the amount of water in his bowl and talk to a veterinarian about
any noticeable changes in his drinking habits.
Every cat has a personality all of his own. When you are familiar with
how your cat typically acts, you can more easily tell if he is displaying
unusual behavior that could be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
His interactions with others can also highlight potential health problems.
For instance, when a cat that usually embraces attention suddenly runs
from people, you may want to reach out to a pet health expert.
Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can help you create the perfect pet memorial for your beloved cat or dog.
Call (817) 478-6696 to speak with an associate about our pet burial, pet
cremation, and pet cemetery options. We can ensure that your pet is lovingly
cared for and remembered.