Cats are famed for their love of napping, and getting enough beauty sleep is a top priority.
A snoozing feline is undeniably adorable, but sometimes it could indicate a possible problem. So, it’s important for pet parents to understand common cat sleeping positions when sick.
Cats lose the most heat through their footpads and ears. So felines often curl up as tightly as possible and tuck their ears and paws close to their bodies to keep warm.
This adorable position is known as splooting and helps to stretch the hip joints and ease muscle tension.
If you have an affectionate cat that’s loving during the day and then sleeps on its back, it’s usually no concern. In fact, it may suggest that your cat feels secure and trusts you by leaving its paw pads and belly exposed.
Sick cats may sleep in this way due to eye-related problems, which can have other signs such as: - Redness - Swelling - Fluid
The fetal position can suggest that a cat is protecting the parts of its body that sustained an injury.
A cat lying stretched out on one side could indicate that it is having difficulty breathing or experiencing muscular pain.