Signs of Cat Pain

 The changes might be slight. Cats that used to jump on the counter will stop. Cats may have less energy and enthusiasm in playing. You want the cat to stop habitual behaviors.

If your cat is usually social and then hides from your family, Dr. Vail-Archer says it may be in pain. Pet parents regard it as one of the most prevalent changes in sick or hurting cats. 

Although peeing or pooping outside the litter box comes under “change in behavior,” this is another sign of a problem with your cat. They may have arthritis or a urinary tract infection (UTI). 

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If your generally calm cat starts meowing, wailing, or groaning, especially when you touch a location on their body or while they use the litter box, there may be a problem.

Because you can see the affected body area, limping is a clear symptom of cat suffering. Always limping means anguish. Something is amiss if a cat favors one leg or won't place a paw on the floor.

A cat that is hunched or curled is sick, uncomfortable, or in pain. A cat with stomach ache may not stretch. A cat may lie on one side to reduce strain on a sore leg. 

The word "jelly" refers to the translucent, see-through, and typically brightly colored appearance of the nails,  

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