How do I comfort my cat with URI?
Treating URI Gently wipe away nose and eye discharge with a warm, damp washcloth. Provide a warm, comfortable and quiet place for your cat to rest. Closely monitoring your cat’s behavior is important because cats often try to disguise how sick they really are.
What to do if your kitten has an URI?
A URI in a kitten is most likely cause by a virus, usually rhinotracheitis which is a herpes virus, or calici virus. Generally, depending on which virus your kitten has it may take 1 – 4 weeks to clear up. Feed him warmed up diluted canned food, let her breath some steam, you may need meds for the eye discharge.
What happens when a cat has an Uris infection?
Watery nasal discharge and a nice fever on top of that make matters even worse. Because the infection affects the nose, most cats will likely lose their sense of smell and, in turn, lose their appetite. Refusing food is not uncommon in cats with URIs.
How can you tell if a kitten has an URI or pneumonia?
Nasal discharge is seen with both URIs and pneumonia. The discharge is typically green or yellow with pneumonia, indicating some type of infection. With a URI, the discharge may be colored or clear. Check for nasal ulcers as well.
Can a cat with Uris refuse to eat?
Refusing food is not uncommon in cats with URIs. As days go by, the watery nasal discharge will thicken and become purulent and sticky. The cat may resort to opening its mouth at this point in an attempt to breathe better.
What does it mean when a kitten has an URI?
Look at your kitten’s eyes. With a URI caused by a bacteria (Chlamydia), the membrane that lines your kitten’s eyelids—the conjunctiva—becomes inflamed. This is called conjunctivitis, and would cause your kitten’s eyes to look a little red.
Can a kitten get an upper respiratory infection?
Whether your kitten comes from a shelter or a breeder or the family down the street, it’s very common for the stress of moving to trigger an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI). Just like us, their bodies can have a virus that doesn’t emerge until a stressful event occurs.
What to do if your kitten has URI or pneumonia?
If you suspect that your kitten has a respiratory infection, take her to your veterinarian as soon as you can. Listen to your kitten. A URI affects your kitten’s nose, throat, and sinuses, and pneumonia affects her lungs and airways. For both URI and pneumonia, you will probably hear your kitten coughing.
How is Uri transmitted from one cat to another?
For your information, these viruses can be transmitted from one cat to another through sneeze, cough, foods, when they sharing bowls, and while they grooming. Moreover, there is URI that caused by bacteria called Bordetella and Chlamydia. They are commonly be found in shelter or area with multiple kittens or cats.