How To Treat A Cat With Fever

How To Treat A Cat With Fever


A cat with fever will be lethargic and weak, probably won’t eat much, might have a higher temperature than usual. Fever is a sign that something is wrong! As an owner it’s important to know how to get your cat through this difficult situation.

Cool the room down a bit.

You’ll want to do your best to keep the temperature of their environment consistent. If it’s hot and humid outside, don’t bring them into a cool room; but if it’s extra cold, you can turn on a fan or buy a heat lamp (which they won’t burn themselves with). Cooling down their bedding may help as well. The ideal temperature should be around 75°F (24°C). You can also fill up water bottles with ice cubes and put them in front of the fan for added cooling power!

Put a soft cloth on your cat’s paws.

You can also put a soft cloth on your cat’s paws. The cloth should be soft enough that it won’t hurt their feet, but not so warm that it feels uncomfortable. You can also use socks or fabric booties to cover the paw and prevent them from scratching you.

Leave a fan near where your cat is resting so they can cool down if they choose.

If you have a fan available, place it no more than 6 inches from where your cat is resting. The fan should be on the lowest setting and pointed away from the cat so they can control how much airflow they receive.

If your cat is still awake and active, keep the fan off until they start to cool down. Then turn it back on and allow them to use it as needed throughout their fever episode.

Put some ice in a plastic water bottle and leave it in their bedding.

If your cat has a fever, you’ll want to make sure he stays cool. One way to do that is by keeping an ice pack in his bedding. Be sure not to leave it in too long, though—no more than 15 minutes at a time. The idea is to cool them down enough so they can relax and rest, not get chilled all over again!

If your cat has any sort of medical condition (like diabetes), be careful about how much ice or cold water you use on them—it could actually shock their system too much and cause further problems. If you’re unsure how much ice or water would be safe for your cat, just ask a vet before trying anything new!

It’s important to make sure your cat has their own space to cool down and stay comfortable.

  • It’s important to make sure your cat has their own space that is quiet and comfortable.
  • Cats need to rest when they are sick, so it’s best if you can give them some time by themselves during the day.
  • If your cat is drinking a lot of water and urinating frequently, this is a good indication that they are not dehydrated (which could cause kidney failure).
  • When treating a fever, keeping your cat hydrated is key! There are many different medications available that can help lower the temperature in cats; however, these medications will not work unless they’re taken with plenty of fluids such as water or Pedialyte® brand electrolyte solution (available at most drug stores).


It’s important to keep an eye on your cat’s fever and not let it go too far. If your cat is still having issues, it might be time to call the vet. The important thing is to take action as soon as possible so they can get back to feeling better and being their normal playful self again!

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