Presence of Pain
It isn't easy to tell when your cat is in pain because they are experts at masking when they don't feel well. We've put together a short list of things your cat might do to indicate that they are in pain.
Scratching or overgrooming affected areas
Poor coat quality
Lack of grooming and hair matting
Decreased appetite and water consumption
Hiding and isolation
Slow cautious movement
Failure to urinate and defecate
Quietness or voice changes
Drooling or difficulty prehending or chewing
If you notice any of these signs, or are unsure, please contact your vet immediately.