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What To Do if Your Cat Just Seems Off

Reviewed by Bill Saxon DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Posted July 27, 2015 in Cat Checkups & Preventive Care

Cat upset on the couch

Let me fill you in on a little veterinary secret -- we use the term ADR for “Ain’t Doin’ Right” quite commonly in our field. We do this because a lot of dogs and cats will be brought in by their pet guardian for general vague signs of malaise -- or what we fondly call ADR.

So what does this mean, and how can you tell if something is truly wrong with your cat? When in doubt, trust your gut instinct.

What are some of the signs of “ADR?”
Here is a general list of ADR signs that warrant a trip to your veterinarian practice. (Note: This list is not all-inclusive. When in doubt, seek veterinary attention to be safe!):

Any of these signs may represent serious medical conditions.

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Justine has more than 18 years of experience in the veterinary industry and is a board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist as well as the CEO and founder of Vetgirl. She is also a founding member of IDEXX’s Pet Health Network team.