Last Updated on July 15, 2021 by Jenny
Sue, a Floppycats.com reader, had the following question for Dr. Jenn:
“How much heat can they stand in this weather? At what temperature does the cat become stressed?”
Dr. Jenn replied:
“Heat related injuries are more common in Brachycephalic (or short nosed) dogs and cats- such as Pugs and Persians. Most Ragdolls have longer noses so they can tolerate more heat in general. You have to keep in mind though that pregnant animals and breeding males are also more likely to have problems or breeding dysfunctions if their core temperatures get too high. If you have a healthy Ragdoll who has always had outdoor access with shade and cool, clean water is then the heat shouldnt be a big problem.”
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