General information on Hypothermia
Hypothermia is an abnormal drop in body temperature due extended exposure to cold. Hypothermia may also occur after anesthesia, in newly born kittens, and in cases of shock.
Symptoms of Hypothermia
Symptoms of Hypothermia in cats may include fierce shivering, lethargy and listlessness. The cat's breathing may be shallow and slow.
Treatments for Hypothermia
A hypothermic cat should be slowly warmed by placing it in warm blankets. Using a hair dryer is effective especially if the cat is wet. As you are slowly warming the cat, contact your vet. He can decided what other treatments may be indicated.
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Hypothermia - personal experiences
Hypothermia experience by - karen
sherwood park ab, canada
my 5 year old male cat named Squeakers died Sept.07 from shock and hypothermia.
He made it back to the house and within 15 hours he was dead. he got stuck in a sewage tunnel just outside the yard. i had no water to bathe him and really did not know what happened. he wanted to hide and was pointing his body in a corner and i knew from my dogs death 3 years ago he was close to death. He was totally soaked with sewage waste and i thought he fell in the septic tank. There was no way he would have been able to crawl out so within a few days going back and forth in the yard it screamed to me he was stuck in the sewage tunnel. he had the most beautiful fur and for him to die covered in sewage it is an atrosity. i am still in shock and overcome with sadness i dont think life is worth anything anymore. I loved Squeakers so much. "My Squeakers" is what I would say to him all the time. He truly suffered and I will never be the same!!!!
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