Protect your cat against the flu
Sneezing, runny nose, sore eyes and fever are some of the symptoms to
watch for in your cat. The so-called Feline Rhinotracheitis is a viral disease
transmitted between cats through saliva and secretions.
Besides the most common symptoms, the disease can also cause mouth
sores, so your cat may end up eating less or stop eating. It is important to
highlight that cats cannot go without food for a long time, as they may develop
liver diseases even more serious than the flu itself.
The disease, caused by the Feline Herpes Virus (FHV), usually has a good
prognosis when treated promptly. At any sign of apathy or other symptoms, it
is very important to look for medical help, so that the best treatment can be
chosen. The vet is the only person qualified for that, ok?
Treatment usually includes antibiotics and other medications that relieve the
unpleasant symptoms in cats. Separate sick animals from healthy animals to
avoid contamination until the infectious period ends. Be especially careful with
kittens, which are more likely to be affected by the flu, and are usually more
Oh, and remember the vaccination, which is essential to ensure the cat’s
health. The vet will explain about dosage and frequency. Prevention is the best
option when it comes to the flu. Who loves a pet, takes precautions,
vaccinates and cares.
Veterinarian for Nutrire Indústria de Alimentos Ltd.