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Has you cat ever become sick from being wet

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MEgirl Sat 10-Sep-16 18:12:03

Apollo loves to be outside. So much so that he often doesn't even come inside when it's raining. Numerous times now, we've rubbed him down when he's come in. Yet again, it's pouring outside and the silly cat is missing (oops, he'sjust come in). This is the second time today he's been rubbed down. I'm a little worried that one day he'll get sick from being so wet but I can't stop him going out. He goes mad being cooped up all day.

thecatneuterer Sat 10-Sep-16 18:56:43

No. Just as people can't get sick from getting wet. Being wet is likely to make them cold. Being cold lowers the immune defence system, making people and cats more likely to get viruses, but they would have to be exposed to the virus in the first place and they would have to feel very cold for some time for it to have an effect.

BertrandRussell Sat 10-Sep-16 18:58:18

What sort of "sick" might he get from being wet?

MEgirl Sat 10-Sep-16 19:12:46

I didn't word it very well but I am worried about the cold rather than the wet.

Heirhelp Sat 10-Sep-16 20:22:41

It is far too warm for hypothermia. It is only September and he has a fur coat. My cat often comes in wet but only if he has been caught out in the rain or needed to go out to the toliet. He does not like being wet. I know this because he comes to see me to complain about the weather! I don't dry him off as he does not like it but he seems to dry off pretty quickly.

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