The following table is intended as a guide only; it contains information about some of the most commonly seen symptoms and whether they indicate problems that should be seen immediately, within 24 hours, or within a few days. Although this table can help you determine if your cat has an emergency, it is no substitute for a diagnosis by a trained, licensed veterinarian. The best advice we can offer you is to trust your instincts: if you’re worried that your cat might be sick, you are probably correct.

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