One of the most common causes of hypothermia is negligence:
The most common reason for low body temperatures and hypothermia in cats is the owners’ negligence. That’s right! Many people aren’t able to properly take care of their felines and make mistakes that lead to hypothermia.
Moreover, many cat owners can’t recognize hypothermia symptoms, and they don’t take timely measures to help their cat worm up, which can lead to a coma and even death in severe cases.
Therefore, here are some symptoms of hypothermia in cats that you should know about:
Initial symptoms of hypothermia in cats:
- Cold skin
Moderate symptoms of hypothermia:
- Blue or pale gums
- Slow, shallow breath
- Slow heartbeat
Symptoms of severe hypothermia in cats:
Therefore, look out for the initial symptoms of hypothermia, especially during the winters, and if your cat suffers from some chronic health condition. Make sure that your cat has a warm place to rest, like a soft and insulating rug. Otherwise, the cold floors can also cause hypothermia in the winters.