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Caring for a Sick Cat

Being sick is just a bummer for us humans. Cats feel it as well. We know how to care for ourselves when we’re feeling worse for wear, but what about our cats? Caring for a sick cat take time and patience.

If your cat is ill, it’s essential to learn the basics of comforting care for them. With a little help from Catonsville Cat Clinic, you can help make your furry friend feel comfortable while you make the best decisions about their care.

Here are so basic tips to help comfort your cat:


When your cat falls sick, it’s important to know what he feels to enable you to provide proper care. Start looking for symptoms that indicate a problem.

If your furry friend is feeling under the weather, they may be experiencing:

  • diarrhea
  • low appetite
  • loss of hair
  • loss of strength
  • sneezing
  • discharge from the nose and eyes

Bring them into Catonsville Cat Clinic for proper diagnosis and medication.

Stay Calm

Cats often know if you are anxious, and this would scare them more. So try to stay calm through the whole process.

Keep Your Sick Cat Comfortable

Your cat needs more attention when sick. The cat might not like noise or high traffic, so keep him in a quiet space, away from any commotion. Provide a warm sleeping space, special food, and an easy-to-reach litter box. Make sure you don’t provoke your cat or try to rile them up. Let them rest.

Groom and Pet Your Cat

Sick cats need extra attention, and one of the best ways to give them is through grooming. Also, a good petting can go a long way to make your cat feel better. combing, scratching. Clean their eyes, nose, and ears. They love your warmth, so keep them close to you.

Feed and Hydrate Your Cat

Your sick cat may stop eating however, it needs good nutrition to recover. Monitor your cat and ensure he is well fed. Make clean water and food available, preferably in small quantities.

You can offer your sick cat special food rather than their regular diet. Usually, canned food is ideal for sick cats that are reluctant to eat – it is easier to swallow and helps to keep them hydrated.

Consult Catonsville Cat Clinic

If your cat continues to show signs of sickness, get in touch with as it might be a severe problem. We will make a proper diagnosis and prescribe the proper medication.

Medicate Your Sick Cat Appropriately

If your vet prescribes medication, get them immediately and administer them as instructed. It may be hard to get your cat to take its medication, so be gentle, pick the perfect time, pet them and get them to relax, and give them treats if they eventually take the medication. Positive reenforcement has been shown to be very successful.

Sometimes you may need to be a little more persuasive than usual to convince your cat to take its medications. Open their mouth, and drop the medicine at the back of their tongue. If they seem reluctant to swallow, try hiding the medicine in some their favorite treats. Otherwise, you may need to hold their mouth open while placing the meds in the back their throat. Gently massage their throat up and down to encourage swallowing.

Get in touch with Catonsville Cat Clinic for proper treatment for your cat. We offer high-quality veterinary services for cats. We understand the stress of dealing with a sick cat, and we are committed to giving the best of treatment to ensure the recovery of your feline.

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