Cat Back Pain

Cat Back Pain

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Your cat may meow in pain when touched on the back. The cause can be varied, like arthritis, external and internal diseases, injury, and trauma. Many medical conditions could happen as the nerves, and spinal cord extends from its head to the base of its tail. It is essential that you should monitor the car's movements and sounds. If your cat screams in pain whenever you touch its back, take it to the veterinarian immediately.

Common cause

Almost all cats suffer from back pains all through their lives. The back of any cat is naturally sensitive to touch. This is the reason only a slight touch on the back amplifies the pain. Your cat is in pain if it meows in a howling manner or loudly hisses. These signs mean something is wrong with the cat. You can locate the source of your cat's pain. Place hand on the back of the cat and squeeze gently. Do be careful while doing this as the cat may bite- and one bite may cause infection in your body. Start to gently press from the top of the head and proceed to the base of the tail. When squeezing, monitor your cat's behavior. It is common to find the source of the problem in an area which not larger than an inch.

There are so many causes of back pain that even veterinarians are confused on the matter of which medicines to give. The only way out is to conduct extensive medical tests. The most common causes are injury or trauma disease to the back, muscle inflammation, arthritis, or disc issues. Such groups include many sub-issues like kidney disease, constipation, cancer, and nerve impairment.

Trauma and others

Injury and trauma are common in cats. From the newly born kitten to a senior cat, any feline could suffer from trauma. Every cat has in its lifetime fallen on its back and twisted its body in an awkward position. The result is a pain in the upper back or lower back. If the medical diagnosis is not done, followed by treatment, the pain can only worsen. The underlying problem will be much more severe. The list of causes in such a case includes flesh wounds, fracture, dislocation, bruising, nerve damage, or injury to the tissues which encircle the spine.

There could be other causes which, although is non-inflammatory, can be excruciating for the cat. These include spurs or bone growth that can be felt when you touch the back of your cat. There could be pain near or on the area where the spur has developed. Other causes of pain include back stiffness and restricted movements. The cat cannot move in a fluid motion.

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