poor cat health warning signs

Take this short quiz to see if you cat has these poor cat health warning signs...

Many cat parents are not aware that some seemingly "normal" conditions are actually warning signs of poor cat health.

Does your cat…

1 - Shed a lot and hack up fur balls weekly or monthly?

2 - Have bad breath along with tartar and a red line along the gums?

3 - Have a hard time cleaning himself, especially his back-end, due to being fat? 

4 - Drink a lot of water (even if not diabetic)?

5 - Eat only -- or primarily -- dry cat food?

6 - Look bloated with no visible waistline and have muscles that feel soft and mushy rather than firm and tone?

7 - Have course, dry, dull or separated fur rather than being super silky soft and luxurious?

8 - Have watery eyes with inflammation of the lower inner eyelids?

9 - Act lazy or listless (providing that he or she is not ill)?

10 - When sitting, does her belly lay on the floor?

What do your answers mean?

A “Yes” answer to any of these questions means your cat has a greatly increased risk of painful, stressful, and costly medical problems that can make your cat miserable.  These conditions have become the acceptable “norm” for cats, and they are normal for a cat that is surviving, but not thriving. You have the power to improve your cat's health, so keep reading.

If you answered yes to any of these warning signs of poor cat health ...

Question #1: Frequent fur balls are linked to excessive shedding, which is most often caused by poor nutrition. (Emotional stress can be another cause. But also consider that poor nutrition can cause emotional stress.)

Question #2:  Bad breath, red gum line, and tartar can lead to pain and not eating, and a bacterial infection in the gums. If left untreated, bacteria enter the bloodstream through the gums and can cause organ damage, leading to death. Plus, your cat may need teeth pulled, a costly procedure.

Question #3:  Cat urine is very concentrated and naturally contains bacteria. It is essential that a cat can clean its back-end after urinating to remove the bacteria. When a cat gets too fat, it is difficult for the cat to clean itself, and bacteria re-enter the urinary tract, making kitty prone to frequent painful urinary tract infections.

Question #4: As carnivores designed to eat fresh, raw meat protein high in moisture, cats do not have a natural thirst drive. When fed primarily or mostly dry food which often has too much salt, a thirsty cat is a sign of being chronically dehydrated. 

Question #5:  Dry cat food is linked to many health problems in cats, specifically urinary tract stones, sludge & infections, diabetes, kidney disease, and excess fat and obesity. Plus a diet of dry cat food results in more shedding and fur balls, as well as bigger, smellier poop.

Question #6: Cats, as carnivores, should be lean and muscular. Too much food, the inappropriate type of food, and not enough exercise will lead to obesity. This leads to a high risk of arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease, and hyperthyroid.

Question #7: Tied to Question #4, chronic dehydration causes fur to be dull and separated. 

Question #8: An allergy to certain ingredients in food can cause watery eyes.

Question #9: Being lazy and listless is often seen in indoor cats due to sheer boredom. They are hunters and roamers and can become easily bored and even depressed. Also, an inappropriate diet and excess weight will cause laziness and low energy. 

Question #10: Tied to Question #6, a cat with excess belly fat is carrying to much weight. 

How to get the most out of your cat's nine lives

Fortunately, every single one of the conditions can be avoided or reversed. There are simple things you can do to improve your cat’s health, help her feel much better with more energy and liveliness, and greatly reduce the risk of common diseases and illnesses.

Cats rely on their humans to give them everything they need to feel their best and increase the chance of staying healthy. If your cat has diabetes, kidney failure, or even cancer and is under the care of a veterinarian, you can still optimize his or her health and wellness--naturally and safely.

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10 Poor Cat Health Warning Signs

5 thoughts on “10 Poor Cat Health Warning Signs

  • September 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Great things to look out for, Kim! All these things are so important! And I think so many people still don’t know about the dangers of dry food. Great info 🙂

    • September 13, 2016 at 5:14 am

      Hi Elizabeth! Yes! They are important signs to beware of. Our cats depend on us to give them the things they need to feel their best. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

  • December 15, 2019 at 12:57 am

    So what brand of cat food should I be feeding my cat?

    • December 20, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Hi Bonnie,
      This post lists several brands of canned cat food that you can try out: https://catsgonehealthy.com/healthiest-best-cat-food/
      Thank you for stopping by Cats Gone Healthy. (I apologize for the delay in responding. We get at least 50 spam emails from spam bots per week to wade through.)


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