Here at the  Broadheadsville, we can recognize that cats are independent creatures, which don’t need to be doted on. Sometimes it’s nice not to have to worry about walks, grooming, crate-training, etc. We also love cats because they are low maintenance, they know what they like, and what they don’t like.

The hardest part about being a cat owner is fully knowing if everything is OK with them, internally. They are the best at masking when something may be uncomfortable or be painful. It is important to understand the signs of when your cat isn’t feeling so hot.

Here are 20 signs that your cat is experiencing pain of some sort: 

  • Change in eating habits
  • Change in speed of eating
  • Issues with urination
  • Tail flicking
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Tension around the eyes and muzzle
  • Trembling or shivering
  • Vocalizing when yawning
  • Vocalizing while eating
  • Increased vomiting
  • Hunched up posture (when standing or moving)
  • Hypersalivation
  • Increase respiratory rate
  • Licking or biting a particular body region or damaged area
  • Lips drew down, back
  • Low-grade tail twitching
  • Lowered head posture
  • Reluctance to move
  • Shifting of weight
  • Light sensitivity

It is important to be aware of these signs, as you want to recognize them before you get them to the vet for a full diagnosis. If you can recognize that your cat is in pain, the vet office will be more accommodating to bring your fur baby in. The sooner our team can diagnose your cat’s source of pain, the sooner we can treat it. Please give us a call as soon you notice if any of these behaviors or affecting your cat’s day-to-day routine.