Question by  happymomma (17)

How do I know if my cat's behavior is related to a disease?


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

If the behavior is negatively affected the cat's daily life, or is just very out of the ordinary for your cat, then there might be something wrong.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Generally if your cat's behavior changes overnight so drastically that you notice, there is usually something wrong. The cat may start doing things it has never done before. The cat could be sick, stressed or irritated. If your cat is acting funny take it to the Vet.


Answer by  kjgoulet (460)

Any behavior that isn't normal should be brought up to a vet asap just in case it could be trying to tell you it's sick. Things like not going in the litterbox or a lot of vomiting could be signs of something life threatening such as diabetes. If your cat stops eating or drinking take them to the vet.


Answer by  Csk5 (265)

It would definitely depend on what kind of behavior your cat is showing, but if it is falling a lot, or fainting it very well could be. The real way to know whether or not your cat has a disease is to take it to a vet and get it tested.


Answer by  turkishtowel (455)

It can be hard to tell if your cat's behavior is related to a disease. However, if your cat is exhibiting unusual symptoms such as throwing up foam or blood, rush your cat to the vet. If your cat suddenly stops using the litter box, this can be a sign of disease as well.


Answer by  CarrieHamston (149)

This depends on the behavior. Is your cat showing other signs of illness? If so, call your vet and check in about all the symptoms your cat is showing, especially if the behavior is new. Has your cat been exposed to other sick animals or toxic substances? Otherwise what you are observing is your cat's unique personality.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

This is difficult without specifics, but if his or her behavior changes drastically or if he or she acts sick (just like a person) then it's time to see a vet.


Answer by  worker4275 (175)

There is really no way to know if your cat's mood swings are related to an illness. Check with the vet.


Answer by  aussiegirl (711)

Has their behaviour recently changed? If you are worried I would visit a vet, you also have the internet available to you (do not let this replace a vet)


Answer by  mmn (369)

If your cat's behavior has changed suddenly with no environmental changes (increased stress level, house guests, new pet or baby, new cat food, etc. ), it may be related to illness. A common behavioral change is urinating outside of the litterbox. This may be stress related or a sign of stones.


Answer by  tadpole (468)

If you cat is not well and acting strange or abnormal from usual behavior I would bring him to a vet.

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