There are many causes of fever in cats, such as cold, flu, acute gastroenteritis, etc. For the owner, timely understanding of the symptoms of fever in cats can bring great benefits to the treatment of cats, early detection and early treatment.
There are many causes of fever in cats, such as cold, flu, acute gastroenteritis, etc. For the owner, timely understanding of the symptoms of fever in cats can bring great benefits to cat treatment, early detection and early treatment.
First, the general symptoms are
The normal body temperature of cats should be 38-39.5°C. The normal body temperature of each cat will be slightly different and should be within this range. Illness, fear, stress, allergy, environment, season and many other factors can cause changes in the cat's body temperature. When a cat is feverish, it usually appears, the nose becomes dry, the ears are hot, the paw pads are sweaty and so on, while mental depression occurs, the pet owner should observe these abnormal symptoms and draw attention to them.
A healthy cat's nose is moist and cold, except when the cat is sleeping and just waking up, if the cat's nose is dry it means that the cat is not very comfortable. If the cat's nose is hot in addition to dry, the cat's temperature should be taken immediately, and the cat is likely to have a fever.
II. Diagnostic method
The most direct and professional approach should be to take the cat's temperature, shake the thermometer and dip it in lubricant. Lift the cat's tail and insert the thermometer into the anus (note that the thermometer should be inserted parallel to the cat's body and held. Be careful not to over force and poke the rectal mucosa.) Carefully hold the thermometer, take it out after one minute and wipe it clean to be able to read it.
At home, cat owners can use another method. Just hold the thermometer between the cat's hind legs and abdomen, clamp it, and read it after five minutes.