Cat Temperature – taking it and conditions affecting it

Taking a domestic cat's temperature

As you might know, the only way to take your cat’s temperature is to use a rectal thermometer. You can use either a bulb or digital version. The digital thermometer is more convenient as it records temperatures quicker and is much less likely to break during the process. If you use a bulb thermometer …

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How can I tell if my cat has a temperature?

Taking cats temperature

If you want to tell if your cat has a temperature you will need to check it with a thermometer. The procedure is quite straightforward but gentleness is the order of the day. If you don’t already have one, buy a standard digital thermometer. You can get them for under £10 in the UK …

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How do I know if my cat is cold?

Measuring the rectal temperature of a domestic cat

A linked question would be ‘Why is my cat shivering?’. If your cat is genuinely suffering from low body temperature (hypothermia) the signs are violent shivering. This may be followed (unless the cat warms up) by lethargy and listlessness, collapse and coma. Although you probably can’t measure the cat’s temperature it will be below …

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