Cat Flu


Feline influenza is an infectious viral disease that poses no danger to humans. It is caused in animals by two kinds of viruses - rhinotracheitis, or herpes, and calciviruses.

The first type of the virus is very dangerous, because it can affect any organ of the respiratory system, and the defeat of the feline organism calcivirosis is fraught with the formation of ulcers on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity.

The so-called risk group includes cats of all ages - both recently born kittens who have caught the virus, and elderly individuals.

Symptoms of influenza in cats

Cat flu is recognized by a number of symptoms:

  • weakness;
  • cough;
  • discharge from the nasal passages and eyes;
  • sores on the nose and tongue;
  • decreased appetite;
  • fever;
  • increased salivation.

Treatment of influenza in cats

Treatment of the animal begins with its isolation from other tribesmen. He is equipped with a warm place to rest without drafts and as soon as possible show the veterinarian. Without the participation of a specialist, it is not recommended to treat the animal, since feline influenza often ends with a fatal outcome, especially for kittens.

Medicines designed to treat human flu should not be given to the animal. The following medications are specifically designed for them:

  • Clamoxil;
  • Fosprenil;
  • Drugs from the group of cephalosporins;
  • vitamin complexes;
  • immunomodulators.

The way to prevent influenza in cats is to administer a vaccine. However, such a measure does not give a complete guarantee against reinfection of the pet.