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

    Articlecat health and wellbeingThursday 16 June 2011

    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:


    • 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


    • 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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