Here is a Checklist for you to review, you will have your answers that your Vet will be asking when you take your Cat to him, because you know something is wrong with your Pet. Have as much information as you can, to better help your Pet along with your Vet. There is alot of information here for your review, I hope this helps you. We always want you to be prepared, so that our furry little friends can be here along time to bring us joy and love.
Your cat cannot explain his symptoms, so it's the responsibility of you and your veterinarian to keep him healthy. Cats are very good at hiding their illness so it is up to you to observe your cat for abnormalities.
Common indications of a "sick pet" include: lethargy, disorientation, weakness, weight loss, seizure, lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, unproductive retching, straining to urinate, bloody urine, difficulty or inability to walk, bleeding, pale mucous membranes, difficulty breathing and persistent cough. You know your pet best and can often notice
subtle early warning signs that someone else may not detect. If you observe any of the mentioned symptoms or other signs that concern you, call your veterinary hospital. The safest approach would be to have your pet examined.
Once your pet is at the hospital, your veterinarian may ask additional questions to help localize or diagnose the problem. It may help to be prepared to answer some of the following questions:
Where did you get your cat (adoption center, breeder, previous stray, etc.)?
After answering some general questions, more specific questions need to be answered. A brief cursory exam of your pet at home can help you determine the answers. These questions are also commonly asked when pet owners are seeking help over the phone. Be prepared to answer the following questions, depending on the problem with your pet:
Regarding the eyes
Regarding the ears
Regarding the nose
Regarding the mouth
Regarding the chest
Regarding the abdomen/stomach area
Regarding the urinary and reproductive systems
Regarding the musculoskeletal system – bones and joints