The most accurate way to determine a cat's temperature is by taking their temperature with a rectal thermometer. Here are some tips on what to look for when buying a thermometer for your cat.
When choosing a thermometer, you can buy a human type one at your local drug store. Choose a model that is fast (reads in 5 – 10 seconds) and has a flexible soft tip. The softer tip is more comfortable for your cat. They generally run around $5.00 to $7.00. Label it for your cat and keep it with your pet first aid supplies.
For more information on how to take your cat's temperature, please read How to Take Your Cat's Temperature.