Since cats can’t talk, they have to make their feelings known through their actions, which usually means ripping up something expensive or ripping apart something fragile like your arm. So if you want to decipher what your cat may be trying to tell you, you need to watch its behavior.

Some signs that you cat may need help includes changes in appetite or thirst, changes in how often it uses a litter box, or over grooming itself. If your cat’s behavior has changed drastically for no reason, take your cat to a vet right away for a checkup. Your cat can’t tell you how much it hates the vet, but you can tell from watching its behavior.

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