You will need
- - a towel.
Check for elevated temperature indirectly. For example, this can serve as a dry and hot nose of the animal. Normally it should be humidified as it cools the body. Exception is the situation when the cat wakes up after a long sleep. In this case you need to wait half an hour or an hour to the state of the nose returned to normal. If he stays hot, it should be wary and find out why.
Measure the animal temperature. To do this, enlist someone to help - even a quiet animal can strongly resist the procedure. Wrap cat in a towel so that the lower part of the back and the tail was opened, and the feet fixed. Alternatively, you can trim claws with special scissors. Lift the pet's tail and, while your assistant holds it, enter it in the anus to the tip of the thermometer. Wait until it shows the desired data, it will take a few minutes. Be careful - even with fixed paws animal can hurt you, for example, to bite.
Analyze the information received. The normal temperature in cats ranges between 38 and 39 degrees. If it is above forty, it is a chance to go to the vet. This figure can be a symptom, e.g. inflammation. with the exception of animal breeds Sphynx and other hairless cats. Their natural body temperature is higher and is around 42 degrees. So should we be worried only if the thermometer will show more.
Even if the measurements showed normal body temperature in cats, it does not mean that she is completely healthy. This species, not all of the disease accompanied by such symptom. If the cat stopped eating, is committed to privacy, is sensitive to touch of the abdomen, stopped to visit the toilet or, on the contrary, suffers from frequent urination, you should write her an appointment to the vet, regardless of the presence of increased temperature.