Lethargic symptoms can be seen through different ways such as drowsiness and indifference to sounds or sudden movements in the area.
- Medical problems can range from intestinal diseases to abnormalities in the immune system.
- There could also be disorders in the bloodstream or lack of electrolytes.
- If the cat is undergoing medication, the medicines can cause lethargy as a side effect.
- A cat may demonstrate a feeling of being ill when it prefers to stay in its bed the whole time.
- It is reluctant to exercise or play as it has done so in the past.
- Cat has become reclusive and refuses to groom itself.
- Onset of fever
- Changes in breathing
What to Do When the Cat acts Sick?
- Consult a veterinarian if there is something out of the ordinary in the movements and habits of the cat.
- Tests may be performed on the cat that would include blood tests, stool analysis, urinalysis and X-rays in order to diagnose the problem.
- Additional diagnostic tests like eye examination, bacterial culture and neurological examination may be conducted.
- Underlying causes need to be determined to plan the appropriate course of treatment for the lethargic symptoms.
- Diseases affecting the heart, blood vessels and respiratory system
- Feline Leukemia
- Chronic infection
- Stroke or heart attack