To describe the clinical course of 3 cats successfully treated following clothes dryer–induced heat stroke.
Case series summary
Three cats were treated after accidental clothes dryer–induced heat stroke. All cats fulfilled canine heat stroke criteria and showed evidence of heat injury, including neurological dysfunction, corneal and mucosal ulceration, and evidence of rhabdomyolysis. Coagulopathy, acute liver injury, acute kidney injury, cardiac dysfunction, and gastrointestinal signs were seen in cats with a longer duration of dryer exposure.
New or unique information provided
Describes the management of cats after inadvertent clothes dryer–induced heat stroke.
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