Cats naturally have the tendency to hide their sickness, and usually by that time the owner finds out that the pet is ill, the cat is in a bad shape. It’s not just the humans, cats hide their sickness from their own selves. Most of the problems can ideally be treated if they are spotted early. That is why an owner needs to be the most crucial healthcare provider for the cat. The owner is someone who interacts with the cat on daily basis and will be responsible for taking him to the vet in case of sickness. You will need to be careful about what your cat is trying to tell you or not to tell you. Following are few of the symptoms that will show you if your cat has stomach problems.

 

  •         Is Your Cat Acting Strangely?

 

When a cat is sick it usually tries to find a spot away from all the noise, some dark quiet corner of the house, where you would find the cat sprawled around and hunched. You cat might also be avoiding grooming, and purring, which is also what they do when they are in pain or sickness. Some cats act differently, that can be due to their nature which varies with cat breeds and they are going through any trouble, stomach problem can be that.

 

  • Is Your Cat Displaying an Abnormal Eating Routine?

 

If you cat is sick, it will disturb the eating, drinking, and defecating patterns and routine. The cat might feel extra hungry or completely lose the appetite. The same can happen with the thirst. A cat with an upset stomach will likely show one of these symptoms.

 

  •        Is Your Cat Puking?

 

If you that is regurgitating its food after eating, your cat may have a stomach problem. If your cat is throwing up after eating food, it can indicate poisoning in the stomach. You can also be because of some kind of blocking in the intestines. Things could get serious if your cat is throwing up continuously or a number of times in a day. You will need to consult the vet right away.

Sometimes vomiting is combined with diarrhea, lethargy, and inability to move. It is highly recommended to consult a vet if your cat is showing any of these symptoms.

 

  •         Does Your Cat Have Constipation?

 

Constipation and diarrhoea in cats can be because of any recent changes in their food, water, nervousness, infections, poisoning or other illnesses. If you cat has the loose motions, blood in the stool, or diarrhea along with vomiting then the cat needs to be taken to a vet.

It is not uncommon in the cats to get constipated. You need to monitor the litter box says to make sure that the cat is defecating the way he should be.

 

  •         Is Your Cat Coughing?

 

Cough is essentially related with respiratory tract or lung diseases it can also be caused because of allergies including food. Things like hairballs can also cause cough in a cat. If the cough does not go away after a day, consult with your vet.

 

Stomach Problems in Cats

 

The symptoms that were mentioned above can indicate gastrointestinal and stomach problems in a cat.  Some of them are listed below.

 

  •         Intestinal Parasites

 

Most common cause of stomach problems in cats are intestinal parasites. Young kittens can get larvae of roundworm from their mothers. Older cats can catch these worms from eating infected or contaminated animals. Cats can also catch tapeworms from eating fleas or flash of an animal that has the larvae. Same goes for the whipworms and hookworms.

 

  •         Hairballs

 

A common yet an abnormal problem is hairballs. If a cat has a stomach problem or a skin condition, and is shedding excessively because of it, then the hairballs usually form. Hairballs are also indicators of dysfunctional gastrointestinal system in cats.

 

  •         Foreign Bodies

 

Every cat loves to chew on stuff and tries to taste and swallow it. If those items are digestible then they won’t cause any harm but on the off chance that they are not,b your cat will have some foreign body stuck somewhere in the gastrointestinal system. It will cause loss of appetite, discomfort and vomiting.

 

  •         Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 

IBD in cats can cause a variety of stomach problems like weight loss, poor appetite, diarrhea, vomiting etc. It can be really difficult to diagnose this condition as only a biopsy can identify this problem.

 

  •         Food Allergies

 

Like the human friends some cats don’t have tolerance for certain food ingredients that are commonly a part of the cat food. They can easily fall ill if they eat any food with ingredients they are allergic to. Food allergies in cats can cause stomach problems along with a bunch of other conditions. These problems include vomiting, abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea.

 

  •         Cancer

 

The worst of them all is lymphoma, a type of cancer that has been diagnosed in cats with stomach problems. There are certain treatments that will improve and prolong the life of a cat suffering from this condition but there is no cure for it.

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