Cats are naturally fastidious and constantly groom themselves. Vomiting hairballs from time to time is pretty standard, as are occasional bouts of indigestion. As the years go by some owners notice that they are spending a little more time cleaning up hairballs or vomit piles. The litter box may contain more or less stool than it used to and occasionally there maybe no stool at all. Cats often gain or lose a few pounds as they age, and concurrent appetite changes may necessitate filling food bowls more or less often than usual but the cat seems to be ok and is not obviously sick. Major changes that occur suddenly or are dramatic are obvious causes for concern but the slow gradual changes are much more subtle, and are easy to miss. Cats are also experts at hiding signs of illness. It is part of their natural behavior necessary for self-preservation in the wild. Use your good judgment when it comes to your cat’s health. When in doubt, a phone call to your vet can help determine whether or not an exam is indicated.
Author: Dr. Carol Osbornehttps://www.chagrinfallspetclinic.com/
Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic with Dr. Carol Osborne. Located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio at 530 East Washington Street. Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic is operated by Veterinarian & Pet Celebrity Dr. Carol Osborne, the Integrative Pet Wellness Center offers traditional & natural alternative pet health products & therapies for dogs & cats.