As a cat owner, one of your most important responsibilities is to keep your pet healthy. There are a number of ways to do this including keeping up on routine shots, providing regular grooming and cleaning his outdoor cat furniture consistently.
No matter how well you perform each of these functions there is always the potential that your pet may catch an illness. As a result, it is critical that you carefully observe your cat’s behavior on a daily basis. Watch as he plays on his outdoor cat furniture in his enclosure. Is he alert, curious and inquisitive? Or is he lethargic and disinterested in his surroundings? For example, most cats will love playing on their outdoor cat furniture or chasing toys through their kennel. If your pet suddenly stops engaging in these activities, it may be a sign of illness.
Observing Your Pet On His Outdoor Cat Furniture
Not every cat will show the same symptoms when he is feeling under the weather. Here are some of the most common symptoms:
- Changes in activity. If your pet normally is scampering all over his outdoor cat furniture, but suddenly stops this behavior, you will want to take a closer look at him. Many active cats routinely race around their cat enclosures or fly off the top of their outdoor cat furniture. If your normally active cat becomes lethargic and sedentary, you should take him to the veterinarian.
- Changes in eating habits. Cats love to eat. Most cats will readily jump off their outdoor cat furniture and race to meet you at the door for dinner. While it is true that some cats are private and prefer to eat alone, any irregularity in these patterns should be carefully observed. For example, let’s say your pet normally meets you at the door of his outdoor cat kennel, anxious for supper. If your pet continually refuses to come down from his outdoor cat furniture to eat, you should take this change in behavior seriously. If your pet’s change in appetite lasts longer than 24 hours, consult your veterinarian immediately.
- Changes in litter-box habits. If your cat is ill you may notice that he is leaping off his outdoor cat furniture to use the litter box more often. Or that he is having difficulty urinating. Once again, if these symptoms are present, remove your cat from his outdoor cat cage and take him to the veterinarian for a check-up. The sooner you catch an illness, the easier it is to treat and the more likelihood your pet will recover.
There are a number of other symptoms that could indicate that your pet is sick or not feeling well. The best advice is to carefully observe your pet as he lays on his outdoor cat furniture. If you do this regularly, you will be able to easily yell what is normal and what is abnormal behavior for your pet.
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