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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

Jack
Mixed breed
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

LethargIc, sleeps a lot,

We have a 6 month old male kitten, the last couple days he seems not his usually self .... still eating & drinking but just lays around & sleeps a lot .... not playing with the other kittens ... has no aparrent injuries ... no ticks or fleas

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muezza
Normal cat
10 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

my cat have fever last 3 days.water comming from mouth.she is very week.10 month old now.onedelivery over in last 2months.after bathing she looks very week.she is not eating or drinking for last three days. what we will do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It sounds like Muezza needs veterinary care right away. Without seeing her, I can't determine what might be going on with her, but kittens are prone to parasites, infectious disease and foreign bodies. If you have a veterinarian near you, it would be best to get care for her as soon as possible.

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Miyuu
Bengal
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Fever

Last night a fish bone got stuck in my cats mouth. He gaged and a little bone came out from his mouth but I am not sure if there anymore left. Today she didn’t eat anything or even water. The vet came and told me there is no bone in her mouth but she got 104 degree cat fever as she isn’t vaccinated yet. Vet gave her injection but said she might not survive because of the fever. Please help me with actual medication and save my cat please 😢.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I am afraid that I cannot do anything for Miyuu over an email, sadly. If he has a bone foreign body, he may need surgery, if the bone has perforated an intestine, he may have an infection. He may need fluids or further care - since your veterinarian has seen her, it would be best to contact them, let them know that you would like to do more, and see what can be done.

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Buddy
Unknown
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

sleeping
Fever
Sneezing

We live in a multiple cat household and a few weeks back another had the same type of symptoms but seemed to bounce back in a few days, it will be the third day tomorrow that Buddy has been dealing with these symptoms. It seems like it could be a cold, but the internet has too much info to assess it myself. Should I wait another day before takin him to a vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sneezing, lethargy and fever are vague symptoms but may be due to a mild infection, you should keep an eye on Buddy and as long as he is otherwise well and is keeping hydrated you could wait until tomorrow to visit your Veterinarian. Without examining Buddy myself I cannot say whether the cause is due to an infection, allergies, foreign objects or another cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bobo
Tiger
3 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Just lays there, wont eat

I have a 3 week orphaned kitten that ive had snce day one, i took him to my vet yesterday morning because he wasnt active, she put him on clavomox, he still isnt feeling better, is there anything else i can do for him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Bobo I cannot determine if there is anything specific wrong with him; however you should be encouraging him to eat and keeping him comfortable, see how the he responds to treatment for the time being and return to your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dusty
Blue Point
12 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Tilts head to left

My 12 week old kitten had a fever of 105 yesterday. Took him to vet who gave him antibiotics and fluids. Today he still sleeps at lot but seems to tilt his head to left and doesn’t seem to really see me. Is there something else wrong with him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Dusty it is difficult for me to diagnose what the specific issue is, if you visited your Veterinarian yesterday you should give it a few days (over the weekend) to monitor for improvement; however if the symptoms get worse or there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian again for a follow up examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leo
Domestic long hair
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Warm to touch
Mouth breathing
Lethargy
Coughing
Sneezing

I brought my female cat Phoebe to the vet on Monday because she was sneezing a lot and was breathing through her mouth with her mouth hanging open. The vet said it could be viral since she didn't show signs of an infection but did have a fever, gave her a shot of benadryl and just said to keep an eye on her. She is now better, but seems to have given my male cat Leo the same virus. He now seems to have a fever and looks like he's dealing with it a little worse than she was. Very lethargic, breathing through mouth, sneezing, and very warm. My question is- should I bring him to the vet even though they told me to wait it out with Phoebe and she ended up getting better within 24 hours? does he also need a shot of benadryl? Or is there a way I can help him at home. Thanks.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Leo isn’t struggling to breathe or in any distress you should give it a day to see if there is any improvement, keep an eye on him for the time being and visit your Veterinarian tomorrow if there is no improvement or he gets worse. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Boy boy
Cat
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Not drinking or eating at all

My cat got out hes over a year old from when we got him and he is a long haired domestic cat he must have
jumped onto a nail or sharp object front paw. Pad is torn a bit no blood right now and he wont eat i have only given him a 1ml dose of motrin to help the pain this morning i noticed a scab on the top of his eye and is a bit pink not red buthes crying out loud to get outsode again not fixed at all. Im worried what can i do for his pain till a vet sees him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Motrin contains ibuprofen which is toxic to cats even in small doses and I cannot recommend that you use it with him; you should bathe any wounds with a dilute antiseptic and place a dab of Neosporin if you’re sure that he won't lick it. There is nothing I am comfortable to recommend over the counter as they all have negative or toxic effects, you should visit your Veterinarian for pain relief. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tabitha
short hair
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever

My kitten had a fever of 106, they did blood work but everything came back normal. they gave him antibiotic, but she is still not eating. what can i do to help her eat

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Tabitha may need further help to get that fever down. When cats have fevers, they often don't eat, and until her temperature is coming down, it may be a challenge to get her to eat. I'm nto sure when the antibiotics were started, but it may take a day or two if they are going to help. If it has been longer than that, it would be a good idea to call your veterinarian, let them know that she is still not eating, and see what other treatment she may need.

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Bola
DOMESTIC
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulty
Breathing Difficulty sound

hi, my cat was just fine while carrying her babies until we noticed that she started coughing like she wanted to throw up but never did. few days later, we noticed that she has difficulty in breathing. mouth open when inhaling but not fast breathing. yesterday, she gave birth and we thought maybe she is just experiencing labor that's why she feels uneasy in breathing. but even after birth, she can't breath properly and now her breathing got sound already and she don't have appetite in eating and drinking. please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some changes to breathing may occur around and after queening, however without having a listen to her chest or performing a general examination I cannot determine if there is anything to be concerned about. A cat may lose appetite for a few hours after queening but if this continues you should visit your Veterinarian as there is no home treatment I can recommend for you. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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who dat
totorse
7 Months
Serious condition
3 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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Mimi
Russian
1 Month
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Fever , infections , constipation
Fever , infections
Fever infections

I got kitten of about 1 month age she got allergy
My vet given injection & 5 days course today she is so lazy I again visit vet he says she got fungal infection & constipation in lazy condition guide please

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without being able to see Mimi or examine her, I'm not sure that I can comment on what might be going on with her, but kittens are prone to bacterial and fungal infections, as well as infectious diseases. If Mimi seems lethargic and has a fever, it might be a good idea to have her tested for Feline Leukemia or FIV to make sure that one of those isn't affecting her. Kittens sometimes do need medical treatment to help them get over infections and other problems.

Thanx for your advice Dr Michael its really bad news that & I feel really sad that Mimi can't survived fungal infection & was got so weak died last night

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Norman
Ragdoll
10 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

High Temperature, lethargic
high temperature

My kitten is just 10 months old. Last Tuesday he quit being active and started sleeping all day. On Thursday he was walking and holding up his right front leg. On Friday I took him to the vet and his fever was 102.6. The vet found no fractures and diagnosed him with a pulled muscle and gave an anti-inflammatory to him. On Monday he was no better so he went back to the vet. Now his fever is 104. Blood tests were done and an injection of an antibiotic was given that last 2 weeks. He was also given an IV under the skin. On Tuesday he was worse with his fever now above 105 and he is not responding to antibiotics. His blood tests came back negative. My vet does not know what is wrong with him or why he is continuing to run such a high fever.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Fever in cats (especially kittens) is associated with viral or bacterial diseases, however other conditions like parasitic diseases, cancer, immune mediated conditions among others; it can be difficult to determine the cause of a fever and sometimes we return with a diagnosis ‘fever of unknown origin’ or FUO. I cannot think of anything else which may help at this time apart from to give supportive and symptomatic care and monitor for any changes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/fever-unknown-origin-cats-proceedings

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Moui
Cat
9 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Fever diarrhea shakes dizziness

I’m fostering a 9 week old kitten. He had a fever of 106 that was tested by the vet. They have no clue what’s wrong with him but after a few days, multiple vet visits, a few IVs and antibiotics, he’s now more active but his head tilts to his right and he walks on an angle. He is very shakey and won’t eat foods only liquids. I have no clue what’s wrong with him and neither does the vet.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are susceptible to infectious diseases, and we often never find out the exact cause for a fever, but treat until the fever resolves. Some cats with fevers that high need to be hospitalized and kept on continuous fluids until the fever comes down, and medications and treatment can take time. I hope that Moui continues to recover.

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Ginge
Tabby Cat
2 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

lack of movement
She can,t eat
Fever
Dehydration

Medication Used

Ibuprofen
acetaminophen

I have a 2 month old kitten. She had fever from 2 to 3 days we have medicted her but still she is not recovering we have given her ibuprofen and are trying to give her water to reduce the dehydration but her jaw is locked . We need your urgent helpp. Please trynna help us for the sake of this kitty. She can,t even walk by her own. Help us . She ain,t eating anything. What do we do , She can,t even open her mouth HER JAW IS LOCKED. There are no Veternerians in our city for cats . Please trynnna tell us how to medicte it byself...

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Firstly you should be careful giving ibuprofen and acetaminophen to cats as the dosage in cats is very small and may cause kidney failure when given in slight overdose; as for the jaw locking it may be due to tetanus, temporomandibular joint disorders, nerve inflammation among other causes. If the cause is due to tetanus, then antibiotics and fluid therapy would be required but would need to be prescribed by a local Veterinarian regardless; other supportive and symptomatic care would be required (muscle relaxants etc…). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/cat/condition/tetanus

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Versache
Kitten
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

fever, limp, lethargic

I have had my 3 1/2 month old kitten at the vet twice. He keeps getting fevers as high as 105.6. The first time we brought him in he had also somehow injured his right rear leg at the "knee". After an x ray and antibiotics for the fever he was sent home. The knee healed on its own (it was a sprain I guess, it was not broken) I took him back because he fevers cleared up but then came back after a week. He was given another antibiotic. Today I noticed him limping again with that same leg. After spending $320 he still has fever and a limp. He is only 5 days into his 10 day antibiotic treatment and he is still lethargic. He does eat and drink and is not dehydrated per the vet. Last time he felt better sooner. Don't antibiotics usually work by day 5 even if they have to take them 10 days. Any suggestions?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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He should be improving on the antibiotics, and Versache may have larger problems than an infection. If he has not had a feline leukemia/FIV test, it would be a good idea, as he may be immune compromised. He may also have a joint disease that is causing this recurrent problem, and a joint tap may be a good idea. Sine I cannot see or examine him, those are things that you can discuss with your veterinarian.

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Potchi
Persian
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Shiverring
Rapid breathing

I think my cat has fever. She was shivering and experiencing raid breathing. She also reacts when I tries to hold her legs in front. What shall I do? 😯😓 I was so worried.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Potchi, I cannot cannot confirm whether or not she has a fever; rapid breathing and shivering may be due to a variety of different conditions including infections, trauma, pain among others. You should keep an eye on her, but due to her young age I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Saikripa
15 Weeks
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Height temperature

Please suggest what all the diseases a kitten cat get fever and all infections please provide the information of medicines as well I always adopt abandoned kittens I can't afford a vet so please suggest my kitten is suffering with high temperature and unable to move

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The type of list you’re referring to would be very long and it wouldn’t be of any value to you since many diseases and conditions have similar symptoms and it can be difficult to distinguish between them without training, otherwise anyone could be a Veterinarian or a Human Doctor by just referencing a book or list; plus prescription medications would need to be prescribed by a Veterinarian so a visit would be needed regardless. Fever may be caused by infections, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, idiopathic among other causes. I understand that finances may be tight, but there are charity clinics and other organisations which may be able to help with the cost of veterinary care and you should try to reach out to them. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Georgina
domestic short hair
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever

My cat is acting very abnormal. She feels like she has a fever and is very lethargic/tired. She is not that hungry for cat food or treats. I am curious on when I should take her in to get seen or if I should wait til the morning to see if anything has changed.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It sounds like Georgina should be seen today or tomorrow, as there can be many causes for a fever and decreased appetite, and she may need treatment to get her feeling back to her normal self.

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Kiwi
british
4 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Snoozy noise
Fever
Cough,

My cat has cough & snoozy noise .. and her tempreture increased.. i took her to the vet 3 times and she used to take antibiotics course .. for four days .. she did the course twice and now came back again same symptoms!!!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the symptoms keep returning after the course of antibiotics has ended, it may be a case that you may require a different antibiotic; in cases like this sometimes it is good to have a culture and sensitivity test done to identify the bacteria and find which antibiotics it is most susceptible to. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Defa
stray
10 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Dehydration
temperature

Hello. I have a 10 month old cat that gave birth to 3 kittens 2 days ago. She was fine, the labor went well, all kittens are doing well but the problem is with the momma. She eats and drinks water normally, but today she was drinking a lot of water and out of nowhere she started vomiting. She didn't go to her babies to feed them an hour or so. I tried to pet her to see how she was doing and I noticed her body is really warm and her nose is very red and dry. Now she is nursing her babies but I'm still afraid what the cause of this can be as there aren't any vets available for the next 2-3 days. Any advice can be helpful to me. And are there any home remedies I can give her if this happens again? Thank you!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There aren't really any home remedies for Defa, and without being able to see her, I have a hard time determining what might be going on with her, whether this is something that will pass, or if she has a retained kitten or placenta. All you might be able to do at home is make sure that she continues to eat and drink, and you may need to give her smaller quantities more often, and have her seen as soon as you can to be evaluated.

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Rory
Birman
1 Month
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Sleepy
Poor Appetite
Fur Loss
Noisy Breathing
Urinating Outside Litterbox

My kitten's body is suddenly so warm.. and her breathing is noisy.. she is usually really calm and quiet. so it is hard for me to say anything like "if she is in pain or else" I feed her warm milk because she doesn't drink water..not at all.. I tried so many ways but she doesn't drink water.. I feed her wiskas dry kitten food 1 times a day and boiled chiken and fish 2 times a day. Since she is a kitten.. I think she should be playful and hyper.. is she okay? should I go see a vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without measuring Rory’s internal core body temperature we cannot be sure whether there is a fever or not, the lack of water consumption is concerning and milk may cause some gastrointestinal issues since some cats have difficulty digesting lactose; if you cannot get Rory to drink you should try plain pedialyte as it is usually better received that water. However, if the breathing is noisy and you’re concerned about lack of activity and other symptoms you should visit a Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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King
Cat
8 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

My cat started vomiting/ dry heavin

My cat started vomiting/ dry heaving today. We are at the emergency vet right now. He has a 104 temp and the vet wants a 1200.00 deposit to keep him overnight. I said I could only afford $700.00. He will be given fluids, anti nausea meds and antibiotics and then sent home with me. I do have to bring him into the clinic tomorrow. We were concerned it might have something to do with us painting the basement floor with kills oil base paint and him smelling the fumes. He was not in that room but they have been by the door. The vet does not believe that it has anything to do with that. What do you think? thank you so very much!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The warnings on some of the products offered by Kilz include: “May affect the brain or nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. Do not breathe vapors or spray mist. If you experience eye watering, headaches or dizziness, increase fresh air, wear respiratory protection (NIOSH / MSHA TC 23C or equivalent) or leave the area. Follow respirator manufacturer’s directions for respirator use. Causes eye, skin, nose and throat irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling and before smoking and eating.” I cannot say whether this is the cause of King’s symptoms or not as there are many products and you didn’t specify which one, however the warnings on some of the products do mention nose and throat irritation; I would contact the manufacturer or the Pet Poison Helpline for specific information. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.kilz.com/contact-us www.petpoisonhelpline.com

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Rose
Calico
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Tired

10 days ago our cat got attacked by a dog. She spent five days in the cat hospital. She has puncture wounds on each side of her rib cage. She was in such critical condition the vets could not open her wound and clean it. It was very dirty and full of hair. She was on iv antibiotics for five days and sent home with a topical antibiotic twice daily. One of her wounds is ozzing yellow pus and she is running a temp of 103.2. She is still a bit weak from the initial attack. Should I take her into an emergency clinic or can we wait a day to see our regular vet on Monday?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If one of Rose’s wounds is oozing even after antibiotic therapy, you should return to your Veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinarian for a follow up examination to determine if a change in treatment is required or not. You should ensure that the oozing pus is cleared from around the wound and it is bathed with a dilute antiseptic, but visiting a Veterinarian is important. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nautilus
Persian Cat
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Lethargy

Medication Used

Pedialyte
Meloxicam
Medi-Gut
Superamino-C
zyrtec
Amoxicillin

Nautilus had his last Tricat vaccine 3 days ago. He started having fever fluctuating between 39.4 & 40.8 for almost 24 hours. He is eating & drinking but lethargic.
Gave him:
4 squirts Medi-Gut
3 ml lactate ringer subcutaneous
1 ml Superamino-C subcutaneous
0.3 ml Amoxicillin in mouth
0.15 ml Zyrtec in mouth
0.08 ml Meloxicam subcutaneous
He is no longer shivering & drinking Pedialyte on his own.
Is this fever the reaction to the vaccination? If yes, how long is it supposed to last? Is the treatment appropriate? If yes, how long should I continue it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Fever and lethargy is a common side effect of vaccination and is usually self limiting not requiring treatment except in severe cases; you seem to have given a little bit of everything to Nautilus which I wouldn’t recommend you do unless prescribed by your Veterinarian. Ideally when reactions to vaccines occur, you should return to your Veterinarian for an examination and for treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Missy
Flame-Point siamese
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Disoriented
Weakness
Fever
Sniffles
Sneezing

I adopted a cat from a shelter and she appears to have URI. I know that it is common in shelter cats but I have been giving her clavamox for 5 days and she is still sneezing and sniffling a lot. Yesterday, She also had a 103 fever. She also appears to have ear problems. She had ear mites and I was given tresaderm to treat it. They are no longer alive and the vet adviced me to stop the drops as they can cause more damage. She has been disoriented and sometimes circles around, especially when I put her in a different room in the house. Her eyes are also droopy and the pupil gets covered by white part of the eye. However, she eats and purrs a lot. The vet I took her to thinks it might be due to a ruptured ear drum and that she might just have that and URI. Will this resolve on its own with Clavamox and time? I would like another opinion.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is common for shelter cats to have a variety of different infections, generally treatment with a broad spectrum antibiotic along with general worming and flea & tick medication is usually sufficient. However, some infections may be more severe, antibiotic resistant, may be viral (don’t respond to antibiotics) so it may take much longer to see improvement. Antibiotics are the treatment of choice in these cases and you should really see if your Veterinarian can examine the eardrum to determine whether or not it is ruptured. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Loki
mixed
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Tremors
Weakness
Lethargy
Dehydrated
Lack Of Coordination

Medication Used

antibiotics

My 3 month old cat was exposed to peppermint essential oil through a diffuser for 2 nights, he has been acting strangely since! I am extremely worried about him. He can't walk in a straight line, he doesn't move around at all (even to get food/water), and he has mild tremors. We took him to an emergency clinic and they prescribed antibiotics for his fever and injected some fluids into him because he wasn't drinking. I'm worried about what might happen to him, as the vet was very vague about whether we should be really worried or not. Is there anything we can do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure that Loki's signs are related to the diffuser, or another cause. If he isn't improving, he may need further care, and it would be a good idea to follow up with a regular veterinarian to see if he needs further treatment.

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Gumball
Exotic shorhair
3 Days
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever

My cat was okay in the morning then all of a sudden her breathing got fast and she wouldn’t eat. I rushed her to the animal hospital and was diagnosed with a high fever. She was given fluids and I took her home. She also had blood work and ultrasound done. I came back from work and tried picking her up and she screamed in pain and got aggressive. I put her in her bag and she peed herself so now I’m back at the hospital. I also have 2 other cats at home and they are completely fine. At this point, I don’t know what is wrong with her. She’s been a healthy cat for the past 3 years. Up to date with shots and also spayed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Fever isn’t a diagnosis, but a symptom; fever may be caused by infections, inflammation, allergies, some cancers, poisoning among other causes. Without examining Gumball and having more information I cannot narrow in on a specific cause for the fever. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ghost
Persian-Himalayan
1 Year
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Loss Of Mass
Loss of energy
Loss of Appetite

(For medical background)Our cat was bitten by a stray cat, and i believed the stray cat has rabbies because our cat was foaming after an hour or more. So we went to the vet for anti rabbies shot, but instead the doctor only gave anti stress shot for our cat. He said our cat’s anti rabbies medication was still active and our cat is needed observation, therefore the doctor only gave anti stress shot. But after 6 days since the anti stress shot, our cat can’t pee properly and his temperature is 38 degree and his paws is near to cold. He has no energy at all. Is it caused by the bite of the stray cat? HELP :( what should we do? He can’t pee? It looks like he has UTI(like a person) :((

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most people judge their pet’s body temperature against the human body temperature reference range of 36.5–37.5℃ where as a cat has a body temperature range of 38.1–39.2℃ (depending on which source you quote - Merck Veterinary Manual); therefore you don’t need to be concerned about fever. Without examining Ghost, it is difficult to say whether this is definitely related to the cat bite or not; whilst rabies is a concern we also need to be concerned about other infections which may occur. You should return to your Veterinarian to address the urination problem and to help determine whether any different treatment is required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/special-subjects/reference-guides/normal-rectal-temperature-ranges

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Ghost
Persian-Himalayan
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Loss Of Mass
Loss of energy
Loss of Appetite

(For medical background)Our cat was bitten by a stray cat, and i believed the stray cat has rabbies because our cat was foaming after an hour or more. So we went to the vet for anti rabbies shot, but instead the doctor only gave anti stress shot for our cat. He said our cat’s anti rabbies medication was still active and our cat is needed observation, therefore the doctor only gave anti stress shot. But after 6 days since the anti stress shot, our cat can’t pee properly and his temperature is 38 degree and his paws is near to cold. He has no energy at all. Is it caused by the bite of the stray cat? HELP :( what should we do? He can’t pee? It looks like he has UTI(like a person) :((

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most people judge their pet’s body temperature against the human body temperature reference range of 36.5–37.5℃ where as a cat has a body temperature range of 38.1–39.2℃ (depending on which source you quote - Merck Veterinary Manual); therefore you don’t need to be concerned about fever. Without examining Ghost, it is difficult to say whether this is definitely related to the cat bite or not; whilst rabies is a concern we also need to be concerned about other infections which may occur. You should return to your Veterinarian to address the urination problem and to help determine whether any different treatment is required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/special-subjects/reference-guides/normal-rectal-temperature-ranges

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Tux
Felix
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Not Eating
Not eating he is doing nothing

Hi I have a one year old cat. The past 3 days he has not gotten out of his bed other then to just roll over. Today I took him out and gave him some water and he drank a little but went straight back to bed. I checked his temperature and it is 106.6 I have amoxicillin all ready should I start that?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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That is a very high temperature, and Tux needs veterinary care. Without knowing whether the cause is viral, infectious, or inflammatory, I can't say what medication may be needed, and Amoxicillin is typically not a very broad spectrum antibiotic. I hope that he is okay.

I mean go back to bed

Same siatuation with my cat what do i am so worried he did not bother to eat since yesterday he just smell the food and then go back to vet. What should the best medication for him? So that i can treat him. 😢

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Thea
Unknown
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sluggish
Fever
Watery eyes

Medication Used

none

My cat Thea is an inside and outside cat, and we have had her for a little over a year but the vet does not know her age. She came inside last night and she felt very warm. Right now she is being sluggish and her eyes are a little watery, should i take her to the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Thea is warm and lethargic, it may be just from exhaustion if it is warm outside or if she ran etc… If you’re concerned you should certainly visit a Veterinarian to be on the safe side since I cannot say whether or not she will be alright without examining her first. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ipay
Street cat
1 Month
Serious condition
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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