Will my kitten recover from cat flu?
Some kittens will fully recover from cat flu and never have a problem again. Unfortunately, some kittens don’t manage to fully get rid of the virus and become ‘carriers’. This means they have the virus for their whole life.
How long does cat flu last in kittens?
Cat flu recovery time is around 5 to 10 days for mild cases, and up to 6 weeks in more severe cases. The duration of the condition is often related to the type of virus or bacterial infection causing the symptoms.
How do you treat a kitten with cat flu?
How is cat flu treated?
- Vaccine. Preventative treatment is best and a vaccine is available from your vet.
- Anti-inflammatories. Anti-inflammatories are sometimes prescribed to relieve symptoms.
- Lubricants and eye drops.
- Reduce stress.
- Wipe nose and eyes.
- Keep them fed and hydrated.
- Help them breathe.
Should I adopt a kitten with cat flu?
If you already have a cat at home and it is fully vaccinated it is still possible to adopt a cat that has flu. The vaccinations that your cat has had will help to reduce flu symptoms, if it contracts flu at all.
How to treat mother cat who is nursing her kittens?
Join our community of cat lovers now to reduce ads by 90%! Click here to join for free! My girl just had kittens on wednesday, and I need some advice to treat her for fleas. Since she is nursing, would it be alright to use flea drops on mother cat? Another idea I have is to give mother cat a bath with flea/tick shampoo.
What are the symptoms of a cat with the flu?
Sometimes the cat may develop corneal ulcers. Sneezing is one of the most common symptoms. The nasal linings are inflamed (Rhinitis) There is a discharge from the nose which begins as a clear fluid. The discharge then turns thick and green as the disease progresses. Cats can often lose their sense of smell.
What should I do if my cat has fleas?
Wet with the soap foam around her face, so the fleas wont try to flee on her face, and bathe…. Similiar tip if you ever must flea bathe kittens – there perhaps the ring of soap foam around their neck, as htey are smaller. With kittens be extra sure it is warm in the room, no draugh, and dry off them thoroughly afterwards.
What happens when a kitten is too weak to nurse?
Usually after two or three nursing turns, a kitten has had enough for one feeding. When a kitten has had enough formula, it will usually get some bubbles around its mouth and its abdomen will be very rounded, almost pear-shaped. Kittens that seem too weak to nurse may be hypothermic or have an underlying medical issue.
How does a kitten get the cat flu?
Chlamydophila bacteria A kitten only needs to catch one of these bugs to develop cat flu, but they will often catch more than one. Cat flu is extremely contagious and kittens most commonly catch it from their mother. Cat flu germs spread in saliva, snot, sneezes and on items such as food bowls and bedding.
Do you need to take your cat to the vet for flu?
All cats with symptoms of cat flu should see the vet. However it can be serious, even fatal, in kittens, and in adult cats with other serious underlying illnesses. There are occasional occurrences of a severe form, especially in the US, but thankfully this remains rare.
How often can a cat nurse a kitten?
However, many cats, even kittens, nurse for up to seven or eight times! Most cats do not seem to mind nursing for long periods of time, but there are a few exceptions.
Is it necessary to take swabs for cat flu?
Diagnosis of cat flu may be made by taking swabs and looking for the virus but, in most pet cats, this is not necessary as there is no specific treatment. It may be helpful in catteries or if a cat is suffering from one of the long-term complications of infection.