Common symptoms of illness in kittens

Knowing the common health issues your kitten might face, and how to spot the early signs, can help you feel reassured and take better care of your kitten.

Kitten health problems – other typical symptoms

Keeping a close eye on your kitten’s physical characteristics will also enable you to spot telling changes. Here are a few things to keep an eye on:

1. Ears, eyes, mouth, nose

Are your kitten’s ears leaking or scratched? Are their eyes watery or blurred? Is their nose dry, leaky or sneezy? Also check your kitten’s nose in case if is dry, leaky or sneezy.

2. Respiratory system

Are they coughing, sneezing or wheezing?

3. Skin and fur

Is it dull, brittle, oily or balding?

4. Weight and loss of appetite

Is your kitten thinning or have they had a sudden weight gain? Do they have an apathy towards food, or have they stopped eating?

5. Digestive system

Do they have vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation or excessive thirst?

6. Urinary system

Are they urinating more often? Is it a different colour?

If your kitten has any symptoms like these, it’s always worth asking your vet’s advice.