Sabal Chase Animal Clinic

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Sick Cat- Part 3

This month, we are talking about the many ways in which cats mask signs of illness. Since they are so easily go unnoticed, let’s look at some other feline “quirks” that also serve as sutle signs of illness.

Changes in Grooming Habits

Fastidious felines who let themselves go - even just a little - may be feeling unwell.  Similarly, over-grooming can be related to stress, localized pain, or skin conditions.  Hair loss, bald patches, scaliness, scabs, bumps, or excessive scratching all require medical attention.  Some skin conditions, such as ringworm and sarcoptic mange, can even transmitted to humans.