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What is Fever?

Because a fever is a symptom rather than a condition, diagnosis of its cause is necessary for successful treatment. Medical attention is required for higher fevers or fevers that last more than one or two days. Do not try to treat the cat’s fever at home as many medications are dangerous for cats and the underlying cause of the fever could be serious. 

Fever is a common symptom of infections, illnesses, some cancers, and various disorders. Cats are considered to have a fever if their body temperature is higher than 103 degrees Fahrenheit. A serious fever that requires immediate medical treatment occurs if the animal’s body temperature reaches 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. With these higher temperatures, cats can be at a high risk of brain and heart damage and even death. 

Symptoms of Fever in Cats

The primary symptom associated with fever in cats is a body temperature over 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Observable symptoms generally include flushing and lethargy. In cases of higher temperatures or prolonged fever, more severe symptoms may occur. The cat may demonstrate a variety of other symptoms based on the underlying issue causing the fever. 

Symptoms Include:

  • Elevated body temperature
  • Dry skin or mouth
  • Dehydration
  • Flushing or reddening of the skin
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Rapid pulse
  • Panting or breathing fast

Severe Symptoms Include:

  • Behavior changes
  • Confusion
  • Shock
  • Seizure
  • Death

Causes of Fever in Cats

A variety of medical issues can cause a fever in cats or other companion animals. Fever is a common symptom of many infections and diseases. In some cases, the cause of the fever may not be determined. Causes of fever can include:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Various parasites
  • Tumors or some cancers
  • Internal injury
  • Some medications
  • Poisoning or toxins
  • Immune-mediated inflammatory disease
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Environmental causes

Diagnosis of Fever in Cats

Diagnosing fever can be accomplished by taking the cat’s temperature. This is generally accomplished rectally, using a thermometer. The animal’s body temperature will determine if a fever is present. If a fever is present, further diagnostic measures will be taken to determine the cause. A fever is generally a symptom of an illness, disease, or condition. Be prepared to discuss your pet’s medical history and any symptoms you have observed. The veterinarian will conduct a full physical examination and may take samples of blood and urine for analysis. A full blood panel and testing for various infectious or inflammatory diseases will be required to determine why the cat’s body temperature is elevated. Veterinary staff may also use X-rays or other imaging technologies to look for signs of infections, injuries, or tumors. If, after extensive diagnostic effort, the cause of the fever cannot be determined, the patient will be diagnosed with a fever of unknown origin.

Treatment of Fever in Cats

Little can be done to treat a fever until its cause has been determined. With lower fevers, the veterinarian may not even attempt to reduce the fever as it is normal for the body to raise its temperature in an effort to aid the immune system when fighting infections. Maintaining hydration and temperature reduction will be the primary focus when treating the fever and additional treatments will vary based on underlying condition. Hospitalization may be required for monitoring and treatment of your pet and could range from a couple of days to several weeks. Some common treatments include:

  • Intravenous (IV) Fluids: Fluid therapy is necessary if the cat is showing signs of dehydration. IV fluids combat dehydration, provide nutrients to aid with lack of appetite, and may assist in lowering the core body temperature slightly. This common treatment has a very low risk of side effects. 
  • Fever Reducing Medications: Some medications for pain relief and inflammation, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, are effective for fever reduction. Never attempt to provide your cat this type of medication at home unless prescribed by veterinary staff, as it could cause severe reactions. To reduce the risk of serious complications, your veterinarian will determine the appropriate dose for your pet’s size and needs. 
  • Antibiotics: Infections are a common cause of fevers, making antibiotics a common treatment. This type of medication works to eliminate bacterial infections, so your veterinarian will not prescribe it unless the infection has been identified as the cause. 
  • Corticosteroids: This category of drug is used to fight inflammation, which is a common cause of fever. It may be used to treat various conditions that cause fevers and is often used in fevers of unknown origin. 
  • Surgery: In cases with severe infection, tumors, or certain parasites, surgery may be necessary to remove the cause. Surgery can put your pet at risk so your veterinarian will need to determine if this is the best course of action for your cat’s recovery. 

Recovery of Fever in Cats

The prognosis for recovery from a fever depends on the underlying cause. In the case of minor infections or illnesses and some fevers of unknown origin, the fever will be reduced with treatment and the cat’s prognosis is very good. If the underlying condition is more severe, your pet’s recovery may take considerably more time and treatment. When your cat returns home, continue to monitor them carefully for return of the fever or other symptoms. If your pet’s condition worsens, return to the veterinarian for medical assistance. Be sure to follow all of the instructions provided by your veterinarian, including finishing the full course of medications even if symptoms appear to have improved or the fever has gone away. Your cat will need plenty of fluids to stay hydrated so ensure that water is readily available. Your pet will need to maintain an appropriate caloric intake while they have a fever, so some dietary changes may be required to support your pet’s recovery, including nutritious food or possibly high-calorie liquids. 

Fever Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Ipay
Street cat
1 Month
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

doesn't like to play w/ other
doesn't like to play w/ others
can't walk properly
high body temperature (not measured
Dry Mouth

whenever i hold my kitten i feel that her body temperature isn't normal. and she also has an injured front leg at the left side. and a week ago, during a vacation, she was bitten by a stray cat too. she got a bite and a couple of scratches. she was weak after the incident but when we arrived home, she was lively again. i don't know if her high body temperature is because of her injury. or is this because of the bite. please help me I'm really worried about her :'(

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Ipay's injury from the cat bite may be building up an infection in her body. If the leg is still bothering her, which it seems to be, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian so that she can be examined and get medications that she might need to help her. Some cat bites can get quite infected and become septic infections. I hope that she is okay.

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Midnight
American
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Stumbling

I have a 2 yr old male cat the has Vestibular idophathic condition
He has been eating or drinking much and is still having a hard time standing up
How long does it take to recover from this
My vet gave him anti nausea meds and it seems to help but I’m force feeding to keep up his strength
He is still urinating and feisty but not sure what to do next

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats typically recover from idiopathic vestibular disease within 24-48 hours. If his signs are continuing past that time frame, he may need further testing to determine what might be going on with Midnight. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Muggy
long haired orange tabby
8 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Diarrhea, throwing up, weight loss

Medication Used

cheristan

Hello. i just took my cat to the vet because he has been having very bad diarrhea and throws up a lot. the hair balls are somewhat normal for him, but the severe diarrhea is new and has been happening for at least 3 months now. i fidgured it was the food i was feeding him so instead of fancy feast i switched to friskies, his diarrhea didn't stop know matter what i fed him. the vet also said he has a fever of 105 F but they are only focusing on his digesting problems and took a blood sample from him. i get the results soon but they didn't give me any advice on what to do for his fever. can i treat it at home? or do i have to take him back into the vet? i think i should also mention that ever sense he was born he has had very bad flea problems every spring/summer and gets bumps on his body, we treat it with flea medicine tho.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to determine the specific cause of the fever and the diarrhoea (most likely same cause), in order to treat the fever you should treat the underlying condition; the blood test will give a good indication of an infection (for example) and treatment may start. You should wait for the results of the tests and for your Veterinarian to prescribe treatment as anything I suggest for fever in the short term may be contraindicated with any treatment prescribed by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dory
domestic short hair
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sporadic loss of appetite.

Reason for fever in 1 year old female cat. She remains active and playful.

Temp was 104.9 when seen by vet. Main symptom is decreased appetite. She will eat heartily one day and then not eat the next.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There is an extensive list of possible causes for a fever. The most common include infectious diseases. i'm not sure if any testing has been done for Dory, but a basic blood panel and Felv/FIV test would be a good place to start. I hope that she is okay.

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Mano
Mixed breed
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Fever
Heavy Breathing

My cat is a stray cat and i am adopting him but he has 103 temp and is breathing fast. He also have diarrhea. He got infection due to a bite and he got a yellow pus on that bite after that he got sick. I did take him to vet but they gave him shots and gave me a diet report. But i am worried that If he will be fine. He is not yet vaccine or got rabies shot due i just adopt him. Will he be fine soon?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It will take some time for Mano to recover from the infection and any other illness; without examining him I cannot determine the severity of his infection or offer a prognosis, generally cats respond well but it depends on how old the bite wound and infection is and his response to treatment. The Veterinarian would be able to give you more specific information. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Truman
Domestic Short Hair Brown Tabby
7 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

wheezing, sneezing

I was wondering if I should take my cat into the vet or not. I just got my cat about 3 weeks ago and he was sick at the animal shelter. He was diagnosed with an Upper Respiratory infection. He was still sick when I brought him home and still showing signs of being sick but it seems like he's getting better. He tends to wheeze a bit whenever he starts to purr, but other than that he seems to have no problem. He seems to eat, drink, urinate, and defecate normally. He shows signs of trying to get all the phlegm out as well. Thank you.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Truman seems to be improving, and eating and drinking, he may continue to heal on his own. Many cats are infected with viral diseases that resolve on their own. When they are not eating, or they are pawing at their eyes or face, or are having significant problems breathing, they often need medical therapy.

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Kuzuri
Mix breed
3 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weight loss,Weakness,breathing fast

How can I treat my cat at this time...how long does it take for a cat to get better after 104 fever then also seziures he isn't drinking unless i give him water through a shot thing or put her face to the water.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I cannot comment on how to treat Kuzuri without being able to examine him or know more about what is causing the signs that you describe. If he has a fever of 104 and isn't drinking, he needs medical attention, and should be seen by a veterinarian.

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zoro
Dont know
6 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Anemia

Dear Vet
I adopted a 5 months Kitten I found on the street. Got her vaccinated along with Rabies shot. A month later, He turned very pale did his CBC and his RBC was very low. He was diagnosed with Anemia by a philipino Vet ( Not that I am prejiduced, but I am looking at different modalities of treatment between countries)he gave him steroids, he got better in 2 days but only to relapse again after 3 days. He stayed 5 days this time. He was diagnosed with idiopathic anemia. After I finished his tapered steroids tablets he developed a fever of 40 degree. They redid the CBC again and Chemistry. I do not remember the tests level but he was given Amoxil IM for three days and Steroid only one injection 0.6mg. Again few days later his fever spiked, I took him then to a french vet. She redid the test. from her analysis of the lymphocytes and platelets levels she suspected that it is 85% parasitic infection and prescribed doxiciclyne. She added this is usual the treatment of choice in the case of fever and not Amoxil. I want to know if this is the standard of care to give Doxycycline because the first clinic has charged me a lot. I cannot dispute the charges for the first 2 visits but I will for the third visit if Amoxil is not the standard of care.
I can provide you with the CBC level and Chemistry which has been taken four times in a month

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Anemia in a 6 month old cat can be due to parasites, or something quite a bit more serious. kittens are prone to infectious disease, and they can be complicated to treat. Deworming is certainly common in kittens, but anemia is not. Without knowing more about the situation, i am unable to comment on the correct course of therapy, as i was not there to examine Zoro initially. I hope that he is okay.

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Midnight
DOMESTIC
10 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever, Infection, vomiting

My cat got neutered last week and yesterday he started puking up his food. Took him to the vet today and he had a fever. She gave him a shot and some antibiotics to take for a week. She also gave him some fluids cause he seemed to be dehydrated. I fed him 6 hours after the vet visit and he puked his food back up. When will he stop puking? Should I be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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We need to see how Midnight responds to the treatment given and what the specific cause is (infection or other cause), I cannot give you a specific timeframe for when Midnight will stop vomiting but you should start seeing gradual improvement over the next few days. It is most important to keep him hydrated at this point and offer small portions of food. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pau
0
7 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

He is becoming more weak day by day

My cat has fever for last few days.....treatment i going on but he is not capable of moving....giving injections and all things by prescribed doctors...but he is not taking any food for last 3 days

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Three days is still early in treatment, it is more important for Pau to remain hydrated than to eat; continue with the course of treatment prescribed and keep in contact with your Veterinarian. There are many different causes for fever including infections, inflammation, autoimmune disease among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mani
Stray cat (indian)
4 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever. Maybe having pain.
Fever.

My kitten is showing symptoms of dehydration. She has been sick from many days. Little fever, not eating much, completely inactive, don't even Do meow, always weak and sleeping.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dehydration and fever are vague symptoms and may be due to a few different causes which may include infections, parasites, poisoning, foreign objects among other causes; you should try to give water to Mani using a syringe to see if he will slowly lap up some water, however a visit to a Veterinarian for fluid therapy and an examination would be best. Without examining Mani I cannot say specifically what the underlying cause is. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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KITTY
European Shorthair
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Fever

Medication Used

Doxycycline
Clindamycin Hydrochloride

My 7 y old cat has fever. I took it to the vet and she received clindamycin for 2 weeks. Fever came back while on treatment. Now the vet switched our treatment to doxycycline (pills). The cat throws up after taking it. What should we do? She was tested for fiv and toxoplasmosis, both negative. Also tested for disease caused by fleas, result was negative. A while ago i treated her for taenia. Could it be related? Fever is the only symptom of an infection.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Fever doesn’t always indicate an infection; fever is a symptoms and may be brought on by inflammation, autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders, brain injury, some cancers, trauma, pancreatitis among other causes. If fever is the only symptom I would be looking further into blood work, checking thyroid function, x-rays to look for a specific cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/fever-unknown-origin-cats-proceedings

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Koykoy
Mixed breed
2 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever

Medication Used

I dont know

My cat, Koykoy, has a high temperature nowadays. He always go out of the house too. Maybe he's in heat right now. But he got so many rashes and his fur is withering. It got even worse now. He sometimes eat and drink but not the same as he was. He dont play with me now too. What happened to him? What will i do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you are noticing that Koykoy has a high fever and has a rash you should take him into your Veterinarian to determine what the underlying cause is, without examining him I cannot give you much guidance unfortunately; causes may include infections, hormonal conditions among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Max
American Shorthair
4 Years
Moderate condition
-1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Weakness
Gums Pale Pink

My Cat just seemed to get ill over night. He isn't eating, is very weak with a fever and his gums seem to be turning white. Could it be serious or is there a home treatment I could try?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. There isn't a home remedy for Max, unfortunately, and it is probably serious. He needs to see a veterinarian today to be evaluated, find out if he is anemic and if it is due to a parasite, an infectious disease, an immune disease, or another cause. He'll probably need supportive care and treatment. I hope that he is okay.

I checked not helpful because the reply does not supply ANY information regarding the reason she is being told to "see a vet today" - the least that could have been said in regards to "why" might be that the symptoms suggest the cat is has become dehydrated and that cats can go downhill VERY rapidly once dehydrated and should be seen inmediately.

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ginger
Mixed breed
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

My cat had a fever three days ago. His temperature became warme, but he still eats and drinks. He now has his normal temperature back, but he is still weak. When will he regain his strength?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without knowing why he had a fever, I'm not sure that I can comment on when he will start acting more normal or regain his strength. Your veterinarian will know more about what to expect now that his temperature is more normal and why may have caused the fever. If he hasn't been to see your veterinarian and is still weak, you should probably have him seen, and examined, to make sure that nothing else is going on. I hope that he is okay.

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Rollan
Siamese
10 Months
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Constipation
Pain
high temperature
Trouble Walking
Pain When Lifted
Lethargy

My 10 month old cat started acting strange and wouldn't lay with me. I tried to pick him up and he growled at me and wouldn't stay near me. I have three cats so I know this means he's in pain. I took his temperature and it read 105. I gave him fluids and have been trying to cool him down. He went used the litter box and went poop. It looks like he's constipated to me, as now he is moving easier and is visibly in less pain. The fever has also reduced. Is the fever a sign of constipation or is there another underlying cause?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Rollan is constipated you can add some plain canned pumpkin to his diet or mix a little mineral oil with some wet food to help get the bowels moving; an increase in body temperature may be caused by stress but a temperature of 105°F should require immediate attention by a Veterinarian, hopefully his temperature is down below 103°F now. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tack
Short haire domesticd
14 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Elevated fever

Took my male cat in to get nuetered. He has had a fever now for two days. Can this be caused by stress? He has never been out of the house since birth. He is 14 months old.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure what Tack's temperature is, but normal cat temperatures can go up to 102.5. If he is eating and drinking normally, and acting normal, and has a temperature in that range, you do not need to worry. If his temperature is higher than that, or he isn't eating or drinking, then he should have a recheck with your veterinarian, as stress will not cause fever in cats.

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Smokey
Persian
7 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever

I have a sick cat. He wasn’t feeling good yesterday. He just laid on the couch all day. His ears felt warm. He’s still using the litter box but not eating or drinking. I checked his temperature this morning and it’s 104.6. Online says normal is 100.4-102.5. Says anything over 106 can cause organ damage but says fever can be good cause he’s fighting off something. I don’t know if I should go ahead and take him to the vet or give it more time. What do you think?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Smokey, I can't say for sure what might be going on, but if he does have a fever of 104.6 and isn't eating or drinking, it would be a good idea to have him seen. Your veterinarian will be able to better assess him, determine what might be causing the fever, and give him medications so that he feels back to his normal self more quickly. I hope that he is okay.

My Maine Coon goes through something similar every few months and it is always after a terrible "giant" fur ball episode. He gets the fluid bubble and ABO's but they aren't sure what causes it. I would def rec taking your baby to the vet if they stop eating, drinking and have a fever

Thanks for the reply. I did take him. After X-rays and blood work, they are still unsure why he’s running fever. They gave him antibiotics to help fight whatever it is.

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Grey
Unknown
6 Weeks
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sleep a lot

I'm taking care of an abandoned 6 weeks age kitten. It's been 4 days and he still needs to be forced feed as he refuse food and milk for kitten. Today i feel that he slightly warm than normal. The vet is closed today. What should i do?
He only weight 370g and hasn't put up much weight since i adopted him.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Grey is still needing to be force fed and isn't eating or nursing normally, he may be younger than you think, or he may have an abnormality that is causing him problems when trying to eat. Kittens are also prone to infectious disease. If he isn't urinating and defecating on his own, he needs to be stimulated to do so by gently rubbing his anal area with a tissue. It would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian, and if they are closed today, you can continue to force feed him for one more day, see if he is urinating and defecting, and take him in as early as possible on Monday. I hope that he does well.

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Harry
stray
2 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

shivering, twitching, ears are warm

my cat just got badly bitten and he was shivering and convulsing and twitching in his sleep.He was also crying continuously and only stopped when he went to sleep. His ears got really warm and his breathing was irregular and rapid. what do i do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Harry is displaying these symptoms there isn’t a specific at home treatment that can be done apart from keeping him comfortable and ensuring that he is hydrated; I would recommend that you visit your Veterinarian for an examination to make sure there is no brain injury since Harry is convulsing. It is impossible to determine without an examination if Harry requires treatment or not. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Felix
domestic short hair
8 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Medication Used

Done with medication

Hello
My kitten is 8 months old and was just neutered, had his shots and a chip in his neck on 12/19/17 a few days later he was running a fever of 104.3, I took him to the hospital and they did blood work and said he was fine, gave him antibiotics and sent him home, he has upper respitory after he was fixed. He finished all of his antibiotics and now he's running a fever of 103.0 with diariah, what what should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that Felix is having these problems. It is somewhat common for kittens to be affected by upper respiratory diseases after surgery, as it is quite a stress to their systems. I'm not sure if Felix has had a Feline Leukemia Test, but it would be a good idea to have one if he hasn't. If he is eating and drinking well, you shouldn't need to take him in to emergency today, but would recheck him with your regular veterinarian tomorrow if he still has a fever. If he is not eating or drinking, or is lethargic, or vomiting or having diarrhea, he should be see today to examine him and treat him for his fever.

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Paw
Tabby Cat
6 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, trembling, temp rising

My cat threw up and had been trembling with a high temperature just this morning. I've wrapped a blanket around his body and his temperature is still high. I don't have money to get a checkup for the vet so I would need a home remedy advice.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It really depends on what the underlying cause of the fever is, and unfortunately not everything can be treated at home; if everything could be treated at home there would be no veterinary clinics. With fever it is important to keep Paw hydrated and to keep her in a cool environment; encouraging eating small amounts of food is also useful but you may need to mix some smooth wet food and water together and administer it into her mouth little by little for her to lap it up. You should visit a charity clinic (there are many of them) to get low price care since a course of antibiotics and/or anti inflammatories may be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Louise
American Shorthair
5 months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Elevated heart rate

My kitten hasn’t shown any other symptoms of illness besides a fever of 103, which we found out when we took them to the vet today to get the second round of their shots. When I held her while we were in the car driving home, her heart rate felt elevated but I figured that’s typically normal when a cat is nervous, and she really hates car rides. Is it possible that her fever could have been because of stress due to going to the vet, or should I be more concerned with her temperature? She has had coccidia in the past, but isn’t currently showing any of those symptoms either.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some kittens get stressed by unfamiliar surroundings, especially if there were dogs barking because there wasn’t a segregated consultancy room for dogs and cats; I would keep an eye on Louise for the time being but if she is still having difficulties by the morning you may consider returning to your Veterinarian for another examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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who dat
totorse
7 Months
Serious condition
2 found helpful
Serious condition

how long does it take for a cat to get better after 104 fever then also seziures she isn't drinking unless i give her water through a shot thing or put her face to the water

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A fever of 104ºF is a high fever, the recovery of which would depend on the underlying cause and any treatment given; fever may be caused by infection, inflammation, neoplastic disease, allergies and other conditions. It may be a case of taking Who Dat into your Veterinarian for an examination as she may require fluid therapy and other treatment to bring the fever under control. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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