What is a normal temperature in cats?

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Dr. Debra – what is a normal temperature in a cat? I’m a student working on a health class assignment.




Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking what is a normal temperature in a cat. A normal rectal temperature in a cat is considered to be around 100° Fahrenheit to about 102° Fahrenheit. You will read slightly different normal’s but that is about it.

An article that might be helpful to you is What Is Normal in Cats? This article goes through a normal heart rate, temperature and respiratory rate in a cat.

Best of luck on your project!

Dr. Debra

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