Note the appearance of a cat. Dry and hot nose is not the only symptom of the disease of the animal. If your pet is unhealthy, it will likely fade and will puff up fur, reduced mobility, abruptly lost appetite and interest to everything. It should be wary and in the case when outgoing and playful home favorite suddenly starts most of the time spend in a closed and dark space such as in a closet or under the bed.
Observe the secretions of cats within a few days. The reason for going to the doctor must be constipation or diarrhea, blood in the stool, too dark or too light color feces. With the genitourinary system may signal disorders: urinary incontinence, crying animal when urinating, refusing to go to the usual place (if you visit the pan associated with pain and discomfort).
Conduct an independent inspection of the cat. Take her up, put her onto his lap, paws up, and gently touch the stomach. If it is swollen or hard, and your touch is clearly cause an animal pain, then the patient has problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Swipe your fingers across the skin surface: if there are any under the coat of ulcers, tumors and growths. Look cat in the eyes and ears: in a healthy animal, they should be clean, without purulent discharge. Open the cat's mouth: plaque and ulcers on the tongue, pungent odour indicate disease.
Weigh the cat, if you feel that she's drastically lost weight or gained. Locate the line of the pulse on the inner thigh and count it. If the result is above 120 beats per minute, perhaps the animal has a fever. You can check this by using an electronic thermometer, lubricate the tip with vaseline and typing for a few minutes in the anus under the tail of the animal. However, be prepared for the fact that the cat may not allow the owner to make her such manipulation.
Call the vet and list all the symptoms you found. Doctors sometimes give advice over the phone. But if you say that needs a personal inspection, without delay, bring the cat to the reception or call the vet at home.
Advice 2: Why not pull the cat by the tail
A cat's tail is very attractive for young children and older bullies. Experienced people warn you about unpleasant consequences of treatment of animals. It is necessary to understand why not to pull the cat's tail.
The tail and the health of the cat
Cats are very nervous when people are touching their tails. Usually it is allowed to do only owners. From the usual stroking of the cat's tail is nothing wrong with the animal is not going to happen. But to dramatically yank this sensitive organ is not necessary.
In the cat tail is very many nerve endings. And no wonder, because the tail is nothing but a continuation of the spine. In cats, unlike dogs, this part of the spine rather weak and painful. A sharp yanking the cat's tail could easily damage the spine, in this case the animal will remain paralyzed.
The spine of the cat is closely linked with the intestines, which can also be damaged in the injury of the tail. This confirms the old wisdom "don't pull the cat's tail will go to the toilet anywhere!". And, of course, the cat with the injured tail be sure to show the veterinarian and strictly follow all his instructions for treatment.
The importance of the tail of the cat
Balancing the tail for the cat has a huge significance. There are plenty of tailless and short-tailed breeds of cat. Of course, the tail helps the cat to climb trees, jump and stay up. A large and significant role of the tail can be seen in slow motion to drop the cat from a height. But the cats of the Isle of man excellent job with the alignment in the air, and without this process of the spine.
It is believed that with the help of the tail cat Express their feelings and emotions. A high-up tail - a sort of greeting to the owner when the cat comes out to meet him. If furry pet abruptly jerks his tail from side to side, it is a sign of anxiety and nervous condition. In such moments it is better not to anger the cat and leave her alone. Even more worrying sign, saying it is ready to attack is a long flapping tail.
When people carelessly treat your pet and its tail, it can damage the organ of communication. In this case, the set of signals is significantly reduced, the cat lost the ability to tell you about their feelings and problems! The animal is oppressed by the impossibility to use all the features of the tail.
Let's carefully and sensitively relate to their Pets, to explain to children from an early age the importance of kindness and love to our younger brothers. Let the child grows from infancy is reasonable and humane. No need to pull the cat's tail, better to cuddle her and give treat.