Just other cats (but not a dogs or people) can catch cat upper respiratory infection. Many cats catch what seems to be a cold in sometime of their lives, and in most of the time it is caused by viruses. Infections like this are very contagious, and can very fast spread to other cats. Young kittens or cats which have other cat diseases and have weak immune system are the most prone to these infections.
Cat Upper Respiratory Infection Symptoms
Cat upper respiratory infection is just as cold in humans. Your cat may sneeze frequently, have runny eyes and noses, be lethargic, run fevers, and have noisy breathing. Your cat may lose his appetite or seem tired. The stress your cat getting also can lower cat immune system and make them more prone to develop colds.
Cat Upper Respiratory Infection Cure
There is no upper respiratory infection cure as is, just as there is no cure for the common cold in human. However, if your notice that your cat shows any symptoms of upper respiratory infection, just call for consultation to your vet. Since upper respiratory infection in cat can be complicated by bacteria, he may prescribe an antibiotic. This will help to prevent your cat from getting a more serious infection. In other way if infection left untreated, your cat may become sick enough to require hospitalization.
To care for cat while she has upper respiratory infection you must keep her extra warm if the weather is cold. The 70 degrees temperature in room will be ideal. Also you can give her a hot water bottle to snuggle up to. And if she feels really bad you can run a vaporizer to help her breathing if necessary.
With the right care, most cats will get better within a few days or a week. However, in some cases infection can last for more than two weeks. And if your cat has recurring upper respiratory infections, or if they are especially serious or chronic, the vet will probably want to do a test for other illnesses that could weaken your cat immune system.
Natural Cure of Cat Upper Respiratory Infection
Organic herbs have been used for hundreds of years to treat the signs of respiratory infections in people and have also proven to be just right option for pets. Natural Plant based treatments safely provide relief of uncomfortable symptoms without getting addictive and benefits general health and wellbeing.
There are two well-known herbal plants such as Verbascum thapsus (Mullein leaves) and Sambucus nigra (Elder flowers) contain great antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to minimize infections of the upper respiratory tract. Homeopathic ingredients such as Calc sulph, Hepar sulph and Ferrum phos lower symptoms of sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, sore throat, and nose, increases the immune system and help to boost the natural curing process.