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Determining the health of cats
Depending on the nature of the disease are considerable variations of the above features that will be noted in the description of specific diseases of cats.
Owners of cats should be able to distinguish healthy from the sick animal to promptly isolate sick animals from others, like him, and, possibly, from the people. Constant communication with your pet allows the owner to have a mass of observations to time to pay attention to the health of cats with specific skills and the ability to give it first, so-called pre-medical, care, and, where necessary, to share with the veterinary technician observations of his four-legged friend .
The health status of animals is determined by the total of their mind, as well as the results of measurements of body temperature, pulse, respiratory rate. To refine the disease a significant role played by various laboratory tests (blood, urine, feces, etc.).
A healthy animal is moving, funny. He has a good appetite, even breathing, wet and cold nose (nasal mirror), he regularly occurring acts of defecation and urination.
An important indicator of health of a cat is a normal body temperature. In healthy cats, it is in the range 38-39 ° C. The temperature of the animal's body is measured veterinary or medical thermometer, inserting it into the rectum after a preliminary shaking and oil lubrication (Vaseline, etc.).
The pulse count on the inside of the thigh, putting fingers to the femoral artery. In healthy cats heart rate ranges from 110-130 beats a minute.
Respiratory rate is determined by the movement of the chest and abdomen or nose wings animal. In healthy cats should be 10-25 breaths a minute.
Sick cats become lethargic, unresponsive, and inactive, did not respond to the name, and prefer to lie, sometimes moan, and whine. Nose them dry, often hot, watery eyes, reduced or absent appetite, ruffled coat and dull, may be a cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea or constipation, vomiting and increased thirst. In some cases, there is an increase in body temperature by several degrees, increased heart rate and breathing.