Cats will typically try to conceal an injury or an illness, but there are ways for an owner to recognize that a pet needs some assistance. Here's how.
September 2016 -
Stub your toe, bump your head or cut your thumb while peeling an apple, and youre apt to give out a yell that will clearly indicate youre in pain. And then you might spend the next hour or two discussing the incident, lamenting it and seeking the solace of those who are near and dear to you.
When it comes to dealing with pain, however, our cats arent like that. Eons of experience in the wild have taught cats to conceal any sort of physical disability as best as they can from potential enemies. A part of their natural survival instinct is to hide the fact that they have been injured or otherwise weakened, which could render them susceptible to attack by a predator.