- When a cat is in pain, some cats will display a noticeable alteration in their facial expression, whilst others will display a more subtle shift, such as: It is possible for your cat to squint or shut their eyes.
- In other cases, their ears may seem somewhat flattened or squeezed toward the sides.
- There may be a tightening and compression around their lips, nose, and cheeks.
Petrified cats may retreat from their regular family relationships, become less involved in their surroundings, and even begin to hide from their owners. It is possible that you will have decreased eating and/or drinking. You may also notice a shift in your sleeping patterns over time. Some people may need to sleep more, while others may need to sleep less.
When should I take my Cat to the vet for pain?
In addition, any lack of appetite, sleep disturbances, or grooming problems should be addressed by a veterinarian. Pain can also be signaled by your cat’s pupils contracting or dilation, depending on the situation.