Can cats recover from upper respiratory infections?

Can cats recover from upper respiratory infections?

While most cats will recover from URIs, on occasions they can be life-threatening, and with severe infections the recovery may take several weeks. Some cats may also be left with permanent damage within the nose and may have persistent or recurrent nasal discharge (so-called ‘chronic rhinitis’).

Can a cat go to the vet for an upper respiratory infection?

Remember, antibiotics do NOT treat viral infections whatsoever, so for simple, routine upper respiratory infections in cats, they are not indicated. Can You Comfort Your Cat Without Going to the Vet?

When to take your cat to the vet?

If your kitty is lethargic, not eating or breathing with its mouth open, she really does need to be seen immediately by a veterinarian. However, if she is eating and stays active, a little supportive care may help her to feel much better. Feeding canned cat food is not only healthy, but it is a little less scratchy on the throat going down.

What to do if a kitten has a viral infection?

Although viral infections do not respond to antibacterial drugs, broad-spectrum antibacterial drugs may be prescribed in an effort to prevent secondary bacterial infections from complicating the disease, particularly in kittens.

What should I do if my cat has an URI?

Treating Your Cat’s URI Treat your cat’s eyes. Your vet will prescribe either eye drops or eye ointment. Give your cat antibiotics. If your vet has identified the specific bacterial agent causing the URI, then they will prescribe an antibiotic to target that bacteria. Place your cat in a humid room.

Remember, antibiotics do NOT treat viral infections whatsoever, so for simple, routine upper respiratory infections in cats, they are not indicated. Can You Comfort Your Cat Without Going to the Vet?

Is it OK to take a kitten to the vet?

Cats are not really creatures that should be running around all day long and kittens seem to not know that yet, so they use more energy than they have and get out of breath by that. A thing that people forget is that the mother of the kitten might get or have worms.

What’s the best way to take a sick cat to the vet?

I think your best bet is to take the sickest one or two cats to the vet and have your cat vet prescribe medication.

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.