If you’re like other cat owners, you pretty much cat tell when your kitty is “under the weather” or “feeling out of sorts”.
Perhaps he’s not eating or drinking; maybe he’s just lying around in a mope.
Unexpected weight loss or weight gain are other signs that something may be amiss with your kitty.
But if you’re like most cat owners, too, some of the “tell tale” signs that something is amiss with your kitty may go unnoticed because you see your cat every day and thus you aren’t quite in tune with any such differences.
Particularly, since changes in weight and activity can, in some cases, be pretty subtle. And unless you keep a paper trail of his or her activity and weight it may be easy to miss the signs.
If you do kitty measurements and weigh-ins at the same time of month or year so they coincide with some other human activity that you do regularly (oil change, get your physical, an eye exam), you’ll have an easy way to remember to monitor your cat’s weight, too.
In fact, you might also want to do a really good “once over” of your kitty, where you “eyeball him” good; feel his tummy, check his bones and weigh him regularly and then record your results. You’ll then have this information when you do take your kitty to the Vet for his regular checkup–or if he has to see the Vet in a hurry.
Your own checks will also enable you to tell whether your kitty needs to see the Vet sooner than you first thought.
Yours in getting the clues,
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