Best Tips on Cat Behaviour

We all knows cats can be elusive and quirky creatures. Your cat probably spends a great deal of time alone, making it difficult for you to notice or understand whether your cat is behaving strangely or just being their normal cat self. When looking for potential health or mental issues with a feline,At Familypet Vet we have found it is important to recognise which behaviours are normal for a cat or alarming enough to need medical intervention. These are the signs you should watch for. If you are at all concerned about your cats behaviour and are living in Seaford or near Seaford call us at our Mclaren Vale veterinary Clinic on 08 8323 8522

This is the list of 10 behaviours to watch for

1. Sudden aggressive behaviour toward food or belongings
2. Excessive grooming to the point of causing baldness or constant hairballs
3. Lack of appetite or lack of thirst
4. Involuntary urination when approached by other animals or humans
5. Different meow or different pitch and tone
6. Consistent distress shown by excessive vocal calling or even spitting or hissing
7. Possible seizure activity or spastic movement
8. Refuses to use litter box and consistently voids in inappropriate places
9. Rubs head against walls and hard surfaces or walks directly into objects
10. Unusual stance or gait with legs straddled

What is normal cat behaviour

If your cat’s behaviour strikes you as not quite normal, it can be hard to know when it is time to get help. At Familypet Vet we found that if a cat loses weight, vomits or diarrhea, behaves lethargically or changes temperament or behaviour dramatically, it may be time to seek help. At Familypet Vet Seaford, we suggest that if none of these alarming symptoms occur or if disappear on their own, watch your cat, taking notes for future reference

Your cat and the outdoors

At  Familypet Vet Seaford we know that sometimes your cat may just be having a bad day. Watch out for big and consistent changes in your cat’s behaviour – anything out of the ordinary will be a guide for determining medical or psychological distress. At our vet clinic we have observed the more time your cat spends outside, the more likely your cat will need medical help. Cats that spend more time outside eat other animals, roam in the streets and basically indulge in the independent life are more prone to accidents.

Like all cat lovers, Familypet Vet knows outside cats are at higher risk of being exposed to dangerous toxins, poisons, hit and run accidents and much more. Vet Seaford suggests you keep a close eye on your cat and its behaviour and health, seeking help from your local vet if necessary.vetseaford