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Fever - is it serious?

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Fever - is it serious?

Often when you put a hand on your cat it feels warm, particularly on a patch of bare skin. This is because the normal body temperature of a cat is higher than that in people. Body temperature is kept within a fairly narrow range (between 38.1ºC (100.5ºF) and 39.2ºC (102.2ºF) although it varies slightly during the day, with lowest temperatures recorded in the morning and the highest in the evening. Fever is simply an increase in body temperature and can be seen with many disorders in cats.

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