Cats can succumb to hyperthermia, too

08/19/2011 | Reading Eagle Press (Pa.)

Evolution makes cats less susceptible to heatstroke than dogs, though owners should be aware that cats can succumb to hyperthermia, writes veterinarian Lee Pickett. Upping a cat's risk are factors such as obesity, a heavy coat, heart disease and other medical conditions. Excess heat can damage cats' internal organs, bring on seizures and even lead to death.

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