In general, kittens are very good at hiding their pain. This is why it is so important to look for changes in behavior and attitude. Signs of pain include:
Redness around the nose or red fingertips – this can be a sign that they have been picking at sores on themselves which may have become infected
Turning away from human touch – if your kitten turns away when you try to hold them, rub their fur gently with a towel, stroke them behind the ears or just pet them you should take note as this could mean that they feel uncomfortable being touched
Limp movements – limping is usually caused by swelling due to injury but sometimes it can also be a sign of illness such as arthritis In some severe cases, limpness will progress rapidly over time as the kitten’s condition becomes more serious and painful; however we would still recommend contacting us immediately.