Respiratory Disease in Cats

It can even sometimes occur on the cornea itself and it looks a lot like herpes virus infection when this happens. Detection of exposure to a virus through antibody tests does not necessarily mean that the virus is still present, and lack of antibody could occur early in a true infection – the numbers are soft. Box rest is also vital, as over-exertion has been linked to intra-ocular haemorrhage and increased severity of uveitis. My 3 year old cat has had herpes for two years (my fault, I adopted a kitten from a shelter, who transmitted the virus to his new sister — moral: isolate your new kitten for a week or so!). Medical treatment will be required for the rest of your cat’s life. And Dr. Once a cat is infected, it can be easy, if treated trapped, but no cure and often cats have recurrent episodes of goopy one or both eyes / to be liquid in the course of their lives.

They each have their own syringe, and this way I know that each one of them have gotten their dose, along with their individual supplements that I give them. Feline herpes virus is a species-specific, non-zoonotic virus that is commonly diagnosed in cats. Feline herpes virus can lie dormant until the immune system is weakened, or the cat experiences a stressful event, or even a particular medication can trigger the infection. If a cat is in respiratory distress due to fluid in the lungs, removing some of that fluid will provide immediate relief. Corneal ulcers often result from minor trauma, such as a scratch from a tree branch, a fly bite or a speck of dust. That actually has me worried now because I’ve definitely used it before. Remember, if you have any doubt at all, take your cat to the vet.


Cat flu is only transferable between cats, so RSPCA NSW does require your new cat-choo cat to be rehomed alone, or with another cat-choo cat. So it can be transmitted directly and indirectly through the air, orally, and on areas where the cat has deposited those secretions. This disease can be treated with antibiotics and a carrier state is not known to exist. posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:01 AM on January 8, 2015 Not to be mean or anything, but you know the rules. Eye drainage. I put some topical anesthesia drops on the eye and looked under the third eyelid… and there was an old cat’s nail that had been in there for weeks! She then brought her face right up to mine, almost touching my nose, and turned her head back and forth as I spoke like a dog does when listening to you.

Phenylephrine 10% is not particularly effective in cats (possibly because the dilator muscle of the cat’s iris has both an adrenergic and cholinergic nerve supply) and is not used therapeutically (Barnett & Crispin, 2002). Veterinary eye surgeons operate on their patients under a microscope most of the time, and pets undergoing surgeries inside the eye also require much deeper anesthesia than what’s used in general veterinary practice. Cloudy eye Some diseases are known to influence the clarity of the eye turning it cloudy or making it look like a cat has a blind eye. It’s worked for me time and again and my vet said that it was safe. Basic treatment usually includes proper diet and sufficient fluids, antibiotics, nebulization (a process to humidify the air and keep the nasal passages moist), and eye medication if eye ulcers are present. Timing can always be ironic. It was all worth it, though.

An upper resopiratory infection for a cat is usually just a nuisance like a cold usually is for a person. I could add a picture if it is needed but I don’t have one at the moment. Homeopathy can be helpful in some cases of cataracts, but the choice of remedy is specific to the needs of your pet. Si può provare a interessarlo nel disegno originale di pasti per bambini o delicatamente convincere, ma non forzare. The other main way is called indirect contact. My mom has to clean Kitty’s face as needed. There are disadvantages and advantages of each method of vaccination and topical vaccines are not available to protect against all diseases.

Herpes rates remain high apr ’10 start a new discussion now! While the incidence of these sarcomas was very low, their occurrence was devastating, with many cats dying from these tumors. More advanced tests are available for the detection of FHV-1; your veterinarian can take samples of secretions from the nose and eyes of the cat to send to the laboratory for confirmation. I gave all three cats FHV-1 (homeopathically) in ascending potencies over 4 days (with Allium cepa added for Tiger).