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What causes fever in cats

Cat fever is a sudden rise in body temperature, which is caused by infection with a virus. The cat’s temperature can be as high as 39 degrees C, although it is usually around 36 degrees C, and is usually caused by a virus.

Infections with viruses are common in cats, especially in outdoor cats. The most common viruses causing fever in cats are feline viral rhinotracheitis and feline panleukopenia, which are very contagious and can be passed from cat to cat by direct contact.

Infections with bacteria are less common, but can affect the cat’s immune system and cause fever. In some cases this is caused by a bacteria causing the cat to break out in a skin infection. This can be very dangerous and can result in septicaemia and even death.

Questions

How do I know if my cat has a fever?

I’ll start with the question of when is the best time to test for a fever in a cat. The best time to test for a fever is when you first notice that your cat is not acting as normal. In some cases it can be hard to tell if your cat is unwell, but in others it is possible to pick up on subtle changes that may indicate that your cat is sick.

As a general rule, the earlier you can detect a fever, the easier it will be to treat and cure your cat.

The best way to check for a fever in your cat is to take their temperature. Your vet will easily be able to read your cat’s temperature by placing a small glass thermometer under your cat’s tongue. If a temperature higher than normal is detected, it is likely that your cat has a fever.

How do I treat a cat with a fever?

If your cat’s temperature is above normal, it’s important to treat their fever as soon as possible, so that the infection doesn’t spread further in the body.

Treatment of the fever should be done by a vet that has experience in treating cats with fever. It is important to understand that a cat with a temperature of 36 degrees C (98.6 F) or higher will be at high risk of dying from septicaemia.

Therefore, if your cat has a fever, it is absolutely essential that you take them to a vet as soon as possible.

In some cases, it is possible to get rid of the fever using paracetamol, and in other cases antibiotics may be needed. However, it is important to always visit the vet for a check up, as a fever can be indicative of more serious problems.

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