When you feel warm or even hot, chances are your cat does, too. And our feline friends can be susceptible to overheating, heatstroke, dehydration and other heat-related illnesses just like us. During hot, humid or especially warm days, cats are at increased risk for heatstroke and overheating.
Heatstroke in cats is no different than in other species. It is the inability for your cat to cool its body down appropriately, usually during hot and humid weather. Heatstroke is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment by your veterinarian. To help protect your precious furball, here are the common signs of a cat overheating, behaviours to look out for and what to do if you think your cat is experiencing heatstroke.