Fever in Siamese Cats: Signs, Symptoms, and Home Remedies

Siamese cats with a fever often feel tired and lose their appetite. Some of them may lose consciousness or shiver. You will also notice sudden changes in their everyday activities and routines.

We panic when we have fevers, so our first instinct is to try to get rid of the fever with any medicine we can find. This should not be the case for our feline companions. 

Fever in Siamese cats is a symptom and not an actual disease. It demands immediate vet attention as well as our care. The first and most important thing when a Siamese cat has a fever is to figure out why.

Treating your cat at home without consulting a veterinarian is not advised. It is also not a good idea to give your cat medication that a vet has not prescribed.

Your priority should be to consult with your veterinarian. Your vet will examine your cat to determine his fever’s etiology or organ system. You will learn the underlying cause of the fever from your vet. He will be able to teach you how to hasten your cat’s recovery. You can give the best possible care for your pet at home following the trip to the vet.

I will talk about signs of fever in Siamese cats and some home remedies that you can try to help your cat recover.

How Do I Know If My Siamese Cat Has A Fever?

The first sure way to know if your cat has a fever is to take his temperature. Your cat does not have a fever if his temperature is between 100.4º to 102.5º Fahrenheit. Your Siamese cat has a fever if his temperature is above 102.5º Fahrenheit.

There are also a few signs that can tell you if your cat has a fever, which I have listed below, so keep an eye out for them.

What Are The Signs That My Siamese Cat Has A Fever?

The most noticeable signs of a fever in Siamese cats are:

  • Faster breathing and increased panting
  • Sneezing
  • Fainting
  • Lethargy
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Shivering muscles
  • Diarrhea
  • Limping
  • Convulsions
  • Delirium
  • Vomiting
  • Depression 
  • Reduced energy and activity
  • Absence of activity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Less time spent grooming.
  • Decreased water consumption

Go to your vet if you notice or observe any or all these signs and symptoms in your Siamese cat’s behavior or health. Share the signs you have noticed so your vet can diagnose your cat’s illness and help your kitty recover.

What Are the Causes of Fevers in Siamese Cats?

These are the various underlying causes of fevers in Siamese cats:

  • Cat flu
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Fungal / Protozoan infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Inflammatory diseases: tumors, lymphoma
  • Urinary and reproductive tract infections
  • Ticks or fleas
  • Physical trauma
  • Untreated wounds
  • Feline infectious anemia
  • Feline infectious peritonitis
  • Auto-immune disease
  • Cancers
  • Certain medications (tetracycline antibiotics)
  • Feline leukemia virus (FLV)
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

What Are Some Home Remedies For Cat Fever?

Using home remedies will help your Siamese cat recover faster from his fever. Lots of water, food, rest, and obeying vet’s orders are the best home remedies for your cat’s recovery. 

Here are some pointers you can do at home to help your cat feel better:

1. Make sure your cat has a pleasant, private space to relax.

2. Give your cat access to well-ventilated areas of your home while recovering.

3. Improve airflow in your home by using air conditioning or by opening the windows at times.

4. Keep an eye on your cat’s temperature. Please bring a thermometer, lubricant, and a cat treat when taking his temperature. Clean the thermometer with alcohol and a towel every after use.

5. Give medications as directed by your vet on time.

6. Follow your vet’s instructions about giving the medicine.

7. Give your cat vitamins and supplements that your veterinarian has recommended.

8. Keep track of your cat’s food and water consumption.

9. Encourage your cat to drink more water.

10. Refill his water often to make sure the water he drinks is clean and fresh.

11. Feed your cat often and in small amounts.

12. Check to see if your cat eats more in private or when you are near him. Give your cat some space if he prefers to eat in private. Stay by his side if he appears to be eating well with your physical presence.

13. Feed your Siamese cat by hand if you need to. Wipe some wet food on his mouth and give it to him as a treat.

14. Get his appetite going by feeding him strong-flavored foods.

15. Always wash his food bowls after he finishes his meal.

15. Do not force your Siamese cat to eat. Withdraw the food and try again at a later time if he still refuses to eat.

16. Make broths and purees at home to get your cat to eat more. Make sure it is not seasoned.

17. Talk to your vet about medicines that can help stimulate your cat’s appetite if he has not eaten in almost 48 hours.

18. Keep food and water bowls away from your cat’s litter boxes.

19. Take note of your cat’s current sleeping habits.

20. Always check on his comfort level when he is sleeping.

21. Help your cat cool down by wiping his coat with a wet, damp towel.

22. Check your cat’s body for wound infections or swollen lymph nodes.

23. Avoid giving your cat milk. A cat with a fever is sensitive to lactose. It will only make your cat throw up.

24. Never give your Siamese cat medicine on an empty stomach. It will make him feel sick and nauseous.

25. Do not give your cat extra vitamins D and C to avoid potential health problems.

26. Do not put his bed or cat tree near things that make a lot of noise, like kitchen appliances.

27. Be patient and focus on your Siamese cat’s needs.

28. Talk to your vet if your cat’s fever has not gone down and is over 102.5 Fahrenheit.

To Wrap It All Up

You should see a vet if your Siamese cat’s temperature is above 102.5 Fahrenheit. It is better to be safe than sorry, so be sure not to give medicine that is not approved yet by your vet. Once cleared at the vet visit, follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor. 

Be sure to give your cat all the water, food, and rest he needs. Treat your kitty with extra tender loving care as he makes his full recovery! I hope you found this post helpful! Thanks for reading!

We gathered all the health tips tailored towards maintaining your Siamese cat’s optimal well-being. Check it out here: Siamese Cat Health: A Complete Guide

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Katerina Gasset

Katerina Gasset is a seasoned Siamese cat breeder with a passion that spans over 18 years. Her love for these distinctive felines has not only led her to breed them, but also to dedicate herself to the rescue and wellbeing of the Siamese breed. Currently, she is the proud owner of two charismatic Siamese cats named Batman and Robyn, whose antics and unique personalities often inspire her work. As a well-established author and blogger, Katerina leverages her extensive knowledge of Siamese cats in her writings. She is the sole creator and owner of SiameseKittyKat.com, a comprehensive online platform that serves as a repository of practical advice and fascinating insights into the world of Siamese cats. Through her enlightening articles, she assists countless cat owners in better understanding and taking care of their Siamese companions. More than a breeder, Katerina is an advocate for the breed. Her commitment goes beyond mere appreciation; she is dedicated to educating others on the complexities and joys of living with Siamese cats, sharing her wisdom with a community of fellow Siamese cat lovers worldwide. Whether you're a seasoned Siamese cat owner or just beginning your journey, Katerina's informative and engaging content is a valuable resource.

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