In the wild, cats that appear sick or injured are vulnerable to predators. For this reason, cats often disguise the fact they are in pain. Cat pain can be caused by a variety of problems such as arthritis, abscesses, dental disease, urinary tract infections, bone disease, cancer and can occur after a surgical procedure.
As a cat owner, you are in the best position to look for the subtle changes in behaviour that may indicate your cat is suffering. The sooner your cat’s pain is diagnosed and treated, the sooner he or she can heal and resume a normal, happy life.
Here are just some of the behaviours your cat may exhibit if they are in pain. If you suspect your cat is sore please notify your veterinarian immediately.