Could your cat be ill? It may be tricky to understand if subtle changes in your cat indicate a health issue. In the wild, this instinct can protect them from predators or other cats, which may be a threat. Now’s house cat has the same tendency to prevent vulnerability, even if the only possible risk is a housemate. Cats in single-pet homes generally have the urge to self-protect.
There’s another reason why cats and many other animals are less likely to demonstrate pain or illness: they don’t have an emotional relationship with their distress. Animals often accept the sickness or discomfort as the new normal and proceed. It might not be until they are quite ill that their illness becomes evident to people.