Heat stroke is often associated with dogs but heat stroke is a problem for cats too. If you’re facing hot summer days, it is wise to keep an eye on the well-being of your fluff balls. Heat stroke or heat stress is a very serious condition and is the result of cats not being able to lose heat faster than heat is being generated. If left untreated it will result in tissue injury and other complications. Here are the signs to look out for:
What you can do if you suspect your cat is suffering from heat stroke
What will the vet do for heat stroke?
It is advisable that you always seek help from a vet in the case of heat stroke. The vet will be able to assess the vital signs and temperature of your cat and determine the best course of action. Your cat may need an intravenous drip, blood tests, oxygen, medication or cooling treatments.
Prevention is Better than a Cure
If you know you’re facing some hot summer days, here are some practical tips to ward off heat stress in your cat:
Karingal Vet Hospital
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