Do It Yourself Part III: How to Examine Your Cat at Home

Do It Yourself Part III: How to Examine Your Cat at Home


A few more questions about your cat according to the system involved. These domestic observations will always help in the diagnosis and recovery when he get sick.

Respiratory system:

• Your cat has faced any trouble breathing?

• Have you ever noticed if he’s panting?

• He complains of pain in the chest area when petted?

• He has been coughing?

In relation to the abdomen / stomach area:

• Your cat has had diarrhea or vomiting?

• Your cat eats and drinks normally?

• The area of ​​the abdomen / stomach looks bloated or distended?

• He complains of pain when the stomach area is caressed?

• It is used to eating strange things like weeds, grass or non-food items such as clothing, towels, ropes, etc?

As for the urinary and reproductive systems:

• Have you noticed any difference in his urine?

• He seems to struggle when urinating or screams in pain right now?

• Your cat tries to urinate repeatedly without success?

• There is blood in the urine?

• How often your cat urine?

• If you are female, she is spayed? If so, at what age?

• Does your cat has never had puppies?

• When was the last heat it?

• Your male cat is neutered? If so, at what age?

• Do you notice any discharge into the vagina of your cat?

• Have you noticed your cat excessively licking the genital area?

Regarding the musculoskeletal system – bones and joints:

• Have you ever noticed if he is limping?

• The legs are swollen?

• Does your cat shows signs of pain when walking?

• Your cat is walking normally?

• He drags his feet when walking?

• Have you noticed any pain when caresses your pet?

Additional tests may be needed to find out what the problem is, but the answers to the above questions can be extremely useful in diagnostic orientation.

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