Why Are My Cat's Paws Warm?


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Anonymous answered
Paw warmth could be due to increased blood flow to the extremities. Cats will sweat through their paws and dissipate heat. Increased environmental temperature (direct sunlight) can make the paws fill warm. This is not an accurate way to assess fever in cats. Take your cat's temperature rectally if you are concerned your cat has a fever. The temperature should be between 99.5-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Mimi Bauer answered
Since cats do not sweat, they can get hot paws if they have a fever...  But that is not the only reason.  Could be a reaction to something stepped in.  If the paws are still hot or you are noticing more problems, go see the vet today. A fever in people means infection somewhere in the body...maybe the same with animals.
See your vet soon as you can to get your kitty back to feeling better.

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