Cats can suffer from pain and discomfort associated with osteoarthritis. Although cats are quick to hide any symptoms of pain or discomfort, cat parents who take time to observe their pets closely enough, may notice a distinct slowing down and other behavior changes. Affected cats stop jumping, climbing, or grooming to avoid causing any pain. They may also have trouble getting in and out of the litterbox. If you have an overweight cat, it is a good idea to work with your vet in making a weight loss program that can help your pet get rid of the excess pounds safely.
Is your kitty squinting at you with one eye? While it looks adorable, you should check your pet’s eyes more closely to see whether he is suffering from some form of eye discomfort. A corneal ulcer can be very painful. The cornea has lots of nerves, making it a very sensitive part of the eye. Affected cats often have eye discharges, and they will require prompt veterinary attention to relieve the pain and prevent further progress, which can occur pretty rapidly. Surgery may be indicated to repair the defect in the cornea.