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    What are signs, symptoms and treatments of cat heat stroke?

    Articlecat health and wellbeingThursday 16 June 2011
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    There are many articles about heatstroke that you can read here. This is the simple resume of all the symptoms and treatments we told you about in our articles:

     Symptoms:

    • Rapid breathing/panting - one of the first signs is fast, noisy, frantic panting
    • Vomiting (perhaps with blood)
    • Diarrhea (perhaps with blood)
    • Restlessness and/or lethargy
    • Dizziness
    • Excessive sweating
    • Anxiety
    • Salivation - thick, sticky saliva
    • Compulsively grooming (trying to cool down - by licking themselves they dampen their fur, which provides a cooling effect as it evaporates)
    • Redness in the tongue and mouth, pale gums
    • Stumbling or falling down

     Treatments: 

    • The vet will monitor his temperature and bring it down carefully if needed
    • Your cat may be given fluids
    • Your cat may be given oxygen
    • Your cat will be monitored for signs of organ damage

     

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